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Sign the Petition to ask President Biden to protect the Great Lakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline.

Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline threatens the Great Lakes and surrounding states. Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

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Please sign the petition asking President Biden to support Gov. Whitmer’s action to decommission the Line 5 oil pipeline before it ruptures.

Dear President Biden:

We are reaching out to share with you our support for Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to protect the Great Lakes by acting to decommission Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac.

These 68-year-old pipelines present a clear and present danger to the Great Lakes. The twin pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac that put 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water and the region’s economy at risk should never have been allowed to be there and in fact, were never subject to modern-day environmental laws and reviews.

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The State of Michigan, as owner and trustee, has a legal responsibility to manage the public-owned bottomlands where Line 5 is located and protect the Great Lakes. Line 5 has spilled at least 33 times and 1.1 million gallons of oil along its length since 1968. Under the best of circumstances, only 30% of a spill in the Straits of Mackinac would be recovered. 1.5 million jobs and $62 billion in wages are directly connected to the Great Lakes. A pipeline rupture would impact up to 700 miles of shoreline

Enbridge’s ongoing and incurable violations of its 1953 easement with the state prompted Gov. Whitmer to revoke the easement to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill. Gov. Whitmer has ordered the removal of these dangerous pipelines by May 2021, but Enbridge, a Canadian-based oil transport giant, is attempting to delay and ultimately defeat the governor’s actions.

At the heart of this dispute is the sovereign authority and title of U.S. states to protect their water resources for the benefit of their citizens under the perpetual public trust and equal footing doctrines.

Your work to make America the world’s “clean energy superpower” and protecting world-class natural and economic resources like the Great Lakes has tremendous support in the Great Lakes State of Michigan. We urge you to support Gov. Whitmer’s action on the Line 5 pipelines.

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The State of Michigan, as owner and trustee, has a legal responsibility to manage the public-owned bottomlands where Line 5 is located and protect the Great Lakes. Line 5 has spilled at least 33 times and 1.1 million gallons of oil along its length since 1968. Under the best of circumstances, only 30% of a spill in the Straits of Mackinac would be recovered. 1.5 million jobs and $62 billion in wages are directly connected to the Great Lakes. A pipeline rupture would impact up to 700 miles of shoreline

Enbridge’s ongoing and incurable violations of its 1953 easement with the state prompted Gov. Whitmer to revoke the easement to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill. Gov. Whitmer has ordered the removal of these dangerous pipelines by May 2021, but Enbridge, a Canadian-based oil transport giant, is attempting to delay and ultimately defeat the governor’s actions.

At the heart of this dispute is the sovereign authority and title of U.S. states to protect their water resources for the benefit of their citizens under the perpetual public trust and equal footing doctrines.

Your work to make America the world’s “clean energy superpower” and protecting world-class natural and economic resources like the Great Lakes has tremendous support in the Great Lakes State of Michigan. We urge you to support Gov. Whitmer’s action on the Line 5 pipelines.


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  • Linda Neely
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:32:29 -0500
    Linda Neely
  • Bernadine Hernden
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:32:19 -0500
  • Pj Anderson
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:31:43 -0500
  • Shirley Jackson
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  • Ashley Yonker
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    Ashley Yonker
  • Susan Cybulski
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  • Martha Phillips
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  • Chris Irons
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:21:32 -0500
  • Brooks Hale
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:21:24 -0500
    Brooks Hale
  • Anne Young
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:20:28 -0500
  • Lynda Suciu
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:19:20 -0500
    Lynda Suciu
  • Diane Morand
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:19:00 -0500
  • Amelia Cole
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:18:17 -0500
    Amelia Cole
  • Nicolette Grubb
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:17:35 -0500
    NICOLETTE S GRUBB
  • Katherine Aos
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:17:24 -0500
    Please STOP Line 5!
  • Adam Williams
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:15:17 -0500
    It’s 2021, plenty of more environmentally friendly ways to power our world! Sorry Not Sorry to those who work in the oil & gas industry!! There is No Planet B, WE are ALL in this TOGETHER!!!
  • Michele St Peter
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:14:51 -0500
    Michele St Peter
  • Kat Russell
    @tweetmypeeps tweeted link to this page. 2021-02-07 10:14:34 -0500
    SIGN THE PETITION: Help apply the pressure of @JoeBiden and his administration to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. #shutdownline5 Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/president_biden_support_the_line_5_shutdown?recruiter_id=62370
  • Lucy McKeen
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:11:33 -0500
  • Krista Saunders
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:08:28 -0500
  • Debra Holt
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:05:56 -0500
    Debra Holt
  • John Assenmacher
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:05:32 -0500
  • Danielle Holmes
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:05:13 -0500
  • Dawn Hoenes
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:03:28 -0500
    This needs to be done before it’s too late. We’re gambling with the health of our Great Lakes but of our Michiganders as well.
  • Guy Taylor
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:03:11 -0500
  • Susan Powell
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:02:39 -0500
    In today’s age, it is inherently dangerous to have these dangerous pipelines left operational. I live in Michigan, love our Great Lakes, and believe only an idiot would feel confident that these pipelines are safe! Only the uninformed ignore the times ships’ huge anchors have hit the pipelines while dragging their anchors across them. If the pipelines aren’t shut down we are flirting with a catastrophe that will end the Great Lakes that I have known and loved for over 74 years. Please SHUT DOWN LINE 5 NOW!
  • Debra Hart
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:01:56 -0500
  • Jay Zocher
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:00:06 -0500
  • Michael Raymond
    signed via 2021-02-07 09:58:42 -0500
  • Rachel Eckert
    signed via 2021-02-07 09:58:35 -0500

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