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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Carol Roark
    signed 2021-05-09 13:56:47 -0400
    I have been extremely disappointed in this administration. I help vote in. You said you cared Joe!
  • Lorie Crouse
    signed 2021-05-09 13:54:41 -0400
  • Jeremy Cook
    signed 2021-05-09 13:52:18 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-09 13:43:35 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-09 13:38:12 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-09 13:37:37 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-09 13:35:50 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-09 13:21:11 -0400
  • Stephen Postma
    signed via 2021-05-09 13:08:58 -0400
    Stephen Postma
  • Elaine Arnold
    signed 2021-05-09 13:03:31 -0400
    Oil and water do not mix
  • Kathy Lautenschlegar
    signed 2021-05-09 12:59:34 -0400
  • Janet Pauquette
    signed 2021-05-09 12:47:42 -0400
  • Stephen Duck
    signed via 2021-05-09 12:39:35 -0400
  • Dawn Dobson
    signed 2021-05-09 12:21:34 -0400
  • Heather MacKenzie
    signed 2021-05-09 12:06:45 -0400
  • Joellen Sbrissa
    signed via 2021-05-09 12:05:27 -0400
    Joellen Sbrissa
  • M Gerzan
    signed 2021-05-09 11:51:36 -0400
  • Robert Budnik
    signed 2021-05-09 11:17:05 -0400
    Corporations contaminate at will. The Lakes are already in bad shape . Why make it worse?
  • Cathy Schindler
    signed 2021-05-09 11:12:34 -0400
  • Denise Kenny
    signed 2021-05-09 10:49:23 -0400
  • Rejena Rizzuto
    signed 2021-05-09 10:23:30 -0400
  • Susanne Jarczok
    signed 2021-05-09 10:23:14 -0400
  • Marlene Barrett
    @MostlyAnimalArt tweeted link to this page. 2021-05-09 10:14:37 -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=90637
  • Marlene Barrett
    signed 2021-05-09 10:14:23 -0400
  • Connie Pennington
    signed 2021-05-09 10:06:14 -0400
    Are you crazy BIDEN or just a puppet for your damn SOCIALISTS party!!!!!!
  • Emily Murphy
    signed 2021-05-09 10:03:59 -0400
  • Rosalie Finn
    signed 2021-05-09 10:02:46 -0400
  • John Healy
    signed 2021-05-09 09:38:08 -0400
  • Katie Bittner
    signed 2021-05-09 09:16:15 -0400
  • Marlana Kemphues
    signed 2021-05-09 09:13:57 -0400
    Protecting our water from contamination needs to be a major concern for the welfare of our country. Oil companies have proven that they are incapable of preventing major environmental damage. They’ve proven their indifference by deliberately running pipelines through the neighborhoods and sacred places of the economically disadvantaged and marginalized.

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