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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Janice McQuay
    signed 2021-01-28 17:01:57 -0500
    I live on Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron and we would be devastated by a large leak or spill in the Mackinac Straits.
  • RJq Godin
    signed 2021-01-28 17:01:39 -0500
    Save the lakes. Shut it down.
  • Stephen Blessman
    signed 2021-01-28 17:01:37 -0500
  • Dave Talo
    signed 2021-01-28 16:58:41 -0500
  • Jeanne Katz
    signed 2021-01-28 16:57:45 -0500
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    signed 2021-01-28 16:55:32 -0500
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  • Ann Onello
    signed 2021-01-28 16:54:30 -0500
  • Rosemary Dressler
    signed 2021-01-28 16:53:11 -0500
    This is a must do. Please sign.
  • Louann Kohlbeck
    signed 2021-01-28 16:52:07 -0500
  • Mary Link
    signed 2021-01-28 16:51:07 -0500
  • Ally O'Neill
    signed 2021-01-28 16:50:38 -0500
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    signed 2021-01-28 16:49:28 -0500
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    signed 2021-01-28 16:49:04 -0500
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    signed via 2021-01-28 16:48:47 -0500
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    signed 2021-01-28 16:47:42 -0500
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    signed 2021-01-28 16:46:41 -0500
  • Lauren Gill
    @Lkg97214 tweeted link to this page. 2021-01-28 16:46:32 -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=77804
  • Judith Bemis
    signed 2021-01-28 16:46:11 -0500
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    signed 2021-01-28 16:45:54 -0500
  • Patricia Skifstad
    signed 2021-01-28 16:45:50 -0500
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    signed 2021-01-28 16:45:11 -0500
  • Dj Lena
    @DJ_Lena tweeted link to this page. 2021-01-28 16:41:54 -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=18006
  • Lena Thompson
    signed 2021-01-28 16:41:40 -0500
  • Dr. Gerald Rowe
    signed 2021-01-28 16:41:15 -0500
    As a Canadian I am proud to say that ALL present and future tar sands pipelines should be shut down.
  • Ken Morgan
    signed 2021-01-28 16:40:19 -0500
    Please shut down Enbridge Pipeline 5 before it shuts down our Great Lakes.
  • Karen Wight
    signed 2021-01-28 16:39:20 -0500
  • Cliff Yankovich
    signed 2021-01-28 16:35:35 -0500

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