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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

SIGN THE PETITION

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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  • Gail Trusty
    signed via 2021-09-16 09:40:50 -0400
  • Liz Kaiser
    signed via 2021-09-16 08:20:59 -0400
    Please protect outmost precious natural resource, our Great Lakes.
  • Ersyla Nellajoy
    signed via 2021-09-16 08:19:20 -0400
    abolish pipelines creat a green economy. biden must take action to protect American people from unchecked capitalism in the middle of severe climate change. The permafrost is gone. What is not on fire is flooding. Defund extractive Economies
  • cassie ito
    signed via 2021-09-16 08:06:38 -0400
    cassie ito
  • Aaron Rewa
    signed via 2021-09-16 07:46:19 -0400
  • Bart Botkin
    signed via 2021-09-16 07:43:18 -0400
  • Anita Scanlom
    signed via 2021-09-16 07:00:41 -0400
  • Daniel Boynton
    signed via 2021-09-16 02:44:14 -0400
  • Ann Gilson
    signed via 2021-09-16 01:24:33 -0400
  • Patricia Fojtik
    signed via 2021-09-16 00:28:16 -0400
  • Nicholas Hoard
    signed via 2021-09-16 00:10:17 -0400
    Theres enough oil and stop letting speculators determine the price!
  • Minna Houlihan
    signed via 2021-09-15 23:19:43 -0400
  • Betsy Zielinski
    signed via 2021-09-15 22:48:53 -0400
  • Patrick Taggart
    signed 2021-09-15 22:01:37 -0400
    These pristine waters must be held prescious
  • Riley Huck
    signed 2021-09-15 21:26:05 -0400
  • Joseph Whipple
    signed via 2021-09-15 21:08:52 -0400
  • joell austin
    signed via 2021-09-15 19:54:59 -0400
  • Carleen Hinsley
    signed via 2021-09-15 19:47:59 -0400
    Enbridge’s pipes have a history of leaking due to a lack of maintenance.
  • Audriana Beattie
    signed 2021-09-15 19:47:36 -0400
  • Annette Knitter
    signed via 2021-09-15 18:34:28 -0400
  • Jane Mettler
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  • Natalie Jones
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  • Christine Ernst
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  • Sally Richards
    signed via 2021-09-15 15:51:58 -0400
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    signed via 2021-09-15 14:58:21 -0400
  • Berry Tracey
    signed via 2021-09-15 14:49:07 -0400
  • Cheryl Fleck
    signed via 2021-09-15 14:31:33 -0400

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