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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Anne Anderson
    signed 2021-05-18 14:37:24 -0400
  • ernestine huelke
    signed 2021-05-18 14:27:47 -0400
    ernestine eileen huelke
  • michael kaszynski
    signed 2021-05-18 14:27:12 -0400
  • Susanne Kiriaty
    signed 2021-05-18 14:20:31 -0400
    We must CHANGE to be better!
  • Karen Thomas
    signed via 2021-05-18 14:19:41 -0400
    Karen Thomas
  • Alan Levy
    signed 2021-05-18 14:18:51 -0400
  • Glenn Scott
    signed via 2021-05-18 14:17:24 -0400
  • Dean Borgeson
    signed 2021-05-18 14:14:42 -0400
    Stop Line 3 in Minnesota, while you are at it!!!
  • Barbara Taylor
    signed 2021-05-18 14:13:53 -0400
  • Eric Cann
    signed via 2021-05-18 14:12:30 -0400
    It’s time for these oil companies to reinvent themselves. Nature has had enough. If it’s not sustainable it needs go.
  • John Burrows
    signed 2021-05-18 14:10:26 -0400
    John Burrows
  • Daniel Brown
    signed 2021-05-18 14:07:10 -0400
  • Cameron Goulding
    signed 2021-05-18 14:05:55 -0400
  • Victoria Peck
    signed 2021-05-18 14:04:00 -0400
    Victoria Peck
  • Rhonda Loonsfoot
    signed 2021-05-18 14:03:57 -0400
  • Mia Eilers
    signed 2021-05-18 14:00:39 -0400
  • Anita Mahan
    signed via 2021-05-18 14:00:17 -0400
  • Susan Malenka
    signed via 2021-05-18 14:00:02 -0400
    Susan Malenka
  • Sidney Kardon
    signed 2021-05-18 13:59:01 -0400
  • Michael Floyd
    signed 2021-05-18 13:58:49 -0400
    Please shut down Endbridge Line 5. It is in violation of Michigan Native American rights, and is a serious eco danger.
  • Mary Teesedale
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:58:12 -0400
  • joanne vallero
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:58:12 -0400
    joanne vallero
  • Layla Weide
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:57:39 -0400
    Layla Weide
  • Diane Rehak
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:53:06 -0400
    We must learn from our history. Folks are still living with the 2010 disaster of the Embridge spill of Line 6B at Talmadge Creek running into the Kalamazoo River. The pipe burst not outside problems which we often think of happening in the Straits Line 5. Please let us think about what will happen to our Great Lakes if anything happens with this old line. But it down now.
  • Joseph Munier
    signed 2021-05-18 13:53:06 -0400
    Joseph A. Munier
  • Carri Gillam
    signed 2021-05-18 13:52:15 -0400
  • Nancy Adams
    signed 2021-05-18 13:49:09 -0400
  • Pam Gores
    signed 2021-05-18 13:47:34 -0400
  • Brianna Mathias
    signed 2021-05-18 13:47:14 -0400
  • Jim Valentine
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:46:48 -0400

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