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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Crissy Dooley
    signed 2021-06-19 22:45:34 -0400
  • Martin Habalewsky
    signed 2021-06-19 22:19:48 -0400
  • Karen Clausen
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  • Kathleen Sandow
    signed 2021-06-19 21:46:44 -0400
  • Gail Martin
    signed 2021-06-19 21:25:23 -0400
    Damage to this incredible and vital body of water will be irremediable. Stop Enbridge now. They are irresponsible. Kalamazoo remembers!
  • Kathy Goedert
    signed 2021-06-19 21:08:17 -0400
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    signed 2021-06-19 19:18:56 -0400
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    signed 2021-06-19 19:14:49 -0400
  • P Panagos
    signed 2021-06-19 19:08:36 -0400
  • Kim Bell
    signed 2021-06-19 18:57:34 -0400
  • Debra Abel
    signed 2021-06-19 18:54:13 -0400
    Ms. Whitmer has only acted in the best interest of the PEOPLE in the State of MI. It is sad that a few Radical Right Wing people want to defame and prevent her from doing her job!
  • Bridget Cooper
    signed 2021-06-19 18:35:19 -0400
  • Cathy Gaupel
    signed 2021-06-19 18:26:14 -0400
  • Joadie Orcasitas
    signed 2021-06-19 18:21:26 -0400
    Embridges record of spills, lack of response, Lack of maintenance proves it is profits over environmental damage.

    They testified they would respond almost instantly and 17 hours later became aware of the Kalamazoo River spill. Proven further by the shut down of Line 3 only to leave an environmental disaster on Native Land
  • Lynn Yezbick
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