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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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 could impact up to 400 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 could impact up to 400 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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  • Dixie Van Remmen
    signed 2021-05-04 22:43:38 -0400
  • Victoria Copley
    signed 2021-05-04 21:46:46 -0400
  • Nancy Miller
    signed 2021-05-04 21:45:00 -0400
  • Colleen Waugh
    signed 2021-05-04 21:37:10 -0400
    Save the Great Lakes!
  • Galen Stevens
    signed 2021-05-04 21:32:32 -0400
  • Robert DeVries
    signed 2021-05-04 21:29:24 -0400
  • Sandra Holden
    signed 2021-05-04 21:19:12 -0400
    It is vital to protect all of the Great Lakes from exploitation!
  • Wendy Jackson
    signed 2021-05-04 21:16:59 -0400
  • Janet Cassity
    signed 2021-05-04 21:08:46 -0400
  • Tanya Hopkins
    signed 2021-05-04 21:01:03 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-04 20:59:47 -0400
    Jackie Walker
  • Phil Pixley
    signed 2021-05-04 20:54:02 -0400
    Phil Pixley
  • Alexander Paver
    signed 2021-05-04 20:34:19 -0400
    We need to protect Michigan’s greatest natural resource against another oil spill by Enbridge, a company with a history of pipeline oil spills in the State of Michigan
  • Dawn Casella
    signed 2021-05-04 19:41:53 -0400
  • Gabriel Paavola
    signed 2021-05-04 19:11:17 -0400
  • Johnny JM Beard
    signed 2021-05-04 18:34:26 -0400
  • Elizabeth Winston
    signed 2021-05-04 18:25:35 -0400
  • Jamie Nicolai
    signed 2021-05-04 17:41:57 -0400
  • Leah Bennett
    signed 2021-05-04 17:33:20 -0400
  • Diane Deneau
    signed 2021-05-04 17:13:36 -0400
  • Rose Mahnke
    signed 2021-05-04 16:58:30 -0400
  • Rohana Wolf
    signed 2021-05-04 16:44:08 -0400
  • Mary Jo Greene
    signed 2021-05-04 16:41:13 -0400
    Keep the Great Lakes great.
  • Jill Ferguson
    signed 2021-05-04 16:38:33 -0400
    ALL Pipelines spew oil – it’s not a “LEAK” or a “SPIll” – it’s a deluge!

    NO MORE PIPELINES – especially through a MOVING body of water!
  • Betty Welsh
    signed 2021-05-04 16:28:31 -0400
  • Tami Stefan
    signed 2021-05-04 16:03:10 -0400
  • Lisa Werts
    signed 2021-05-04 16:03:07 -0400
  • Paulette Salem
    signed 2021-05-04 15:45:47 -0400
    It is IMPERATIVE we protect the Great Lakes which constitutes 20% of the world’s fresh water ! We MUST

    Protect & preserve our life-giving 5 Great Lakes !!!
  • Tracey Byrnes
    signed 2021-05-04 15:27:08 -0400
  • Mary Ann Barbone
    signed 2021-05-04 15:23:44 -0400

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