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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Debra Quade
    signed 2021-04-15 22:54:47 -0400
  • Tammy Kennedy
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  • Caroline
    @msuLinaV tweeted link to this page. 2021-04-15 21:36:25 -0400
    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=87140
  • Marcia Bowman
    signed 2021-04-15 21:30:35 -0400
  • Walter Mueller
    signed 2021-04-15 21:21:06 -0400
  • Eliz Benney
    signed 2021-04-15 21:19:47 -0400
  • Lynn Chitwood
    signed 2021-04-15 20:48:01 -0400
  • James Rodman Sr.
    signed 2021-04-15 20:42:50 -0400
  • Sharon Kleczka
    signed 2021-04-15 20:41:44 -0400
  • Cheryl Dennison
    signed 2021-04-15 20:35:58 -0400
  • Denise McDowell
    signed 2021-04-15 20:26:20 -0400
  • Jason Rodriguez
    signed 2021-04-15 20:14:25 -0400
  • Kurt Graham
    signed 2021-04-15 20:12:13 -0400
  • Chris Tillman
    signed 2021-04-15 20:10:28 -0400
    The Lakes are large and deep and unpredictable. There should never been a pipeline placed there!
  • Kathy Bryant
    signed 2021-04-15 19:30:52 -0400
  • Georgiana Norris
    signed 2021-04-15 19:29:41 -0400
  • Dorcas Smith
    signed 2021-04-15 19:14:41 -0400
    Line 5 needs to be shut down. Fresh drinking water for all the Canadian provinces & American states surrounding the Great Lakes & the St. Lawrence River are at risk of being contaminated! Please protect our drinking water and vacation waterways by shutting line 5 down. Thank you! Thousands of people, their health, and their livelihoods are at risk of being lost. I am so concerned! Shut down line5!
  • Gloria Nelson
    signed 2021-04-15 19:05:05 -0400
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  • Pamela Wilk
    signed 2021-04-15 18:36:36 -0400
  • Jennifer Hathaway
    signed 2021-04-15 18:29:33 -0400
  • Anne Logue
    signed 2021-04-15 18:24:21 -0400
  • Donald Kelley
    signed 2021-04-15 18:20:30 -0400
    Do the right thing
  • Dave Frew
    signed 2021-04-15 18:15:47 -0400

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