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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Cora Corley
    signed 2021-06-19 16:34:34 -0400
  • Cheri Cline
    signed 2021-06-19 15:38:51 -0400
  • James Downer
    signed 2021-06-19 14:36:54 -0400
  • Lloyd Farley
    signed 2021-06-19 14:15:29 -0400
  • Jean Moran
    signed 2021-06-19 14:14:01 -0400
    Please keep the Great Lakes safe. They are collectively the largest source of fresh water in the world. You cannot drink oil.
  • Mitchell Gorsha
    signed 2021-06-19 13:59:37 -0400
  • David Holdren
    signed 2021-06-19 13:26:50 -0400
  • Thomas O’Connor
    signed 2021-06-19 13:09:48 -0400
    Please help us save the Great Lakes!
  • Jeanine Waldrup
    signed 2021-06-19 13:08:23 -0400
  • Maria Donner
    signed 2021-06-19 12:48:11 -0400
  • Ray Battestilli
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  • Alan Hedler
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  • barbara harris
    signed 2021-06-19 12:07:12 -0400
  • Liana Spalla
    signed 2021-06-19 12:06:57 -0400
  • Kathryn Simpson
    signed 2021-06-19 11:43:54 -0400
    Enbridge has nearly destroyed the rivers running through our towns in Michigan. Residual oil still lies underneath the riverbed. The Great Lakes are as even greater resource and hence has dire consequences. Enbridge could have had a plan over the last 75 years to protect the lakes we share, they didn’t act responsibly then. Why would or should we trust them now?
  • Ronald Hubbard
    signed 2021-06-19 11:37:35 -0400
  • roger wolting
    signed 2021-06-19 11:27:30 -0400
    roger wolting i dont want the great lakes to be polluted like the oceans are getting from all the oil spills
  • Constance Jurmo
    signed 2021-06-19 11:21:54 -0400
    Please don’t let them harm our drinking water. The lakes. Huron and Michigan provide drinking water for te[ countries and 4 states.
  • Kerrie Gower
    signed 2021-06-19 10:55:57 -0400
  • Bonnie Pomeroy
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  • Barbara michniewicz
    signed 2021-06-19 08:40:14 -0400
  • Elizabeth Snyder
    signed 2021-06-19 08:16:53 -0400
    Protect our Great resource, the Great Lakes!!

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