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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • David Zachariah
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:43:58 -0400
  • Toni Neill
    signed 2021-05-18 13:42:19 -0400
  • MaryAnne Glazar
    signed 2021-05-18 13:41:29 -0400
  • Sue Miller
    signed 2021-05-18 13:38:08 -0400
  • Claudette Ashley
    signed 2021-05-18 13:37:50 -0400
  • Veronica Liebert
    signed 2021-05-18 13:37:39 -0400
  • Jen Kingsbury
    signed 2021-05-18 13:37:19 -0400
  • Patrick Linton
    signed 2021-05-18 13:32:56 -0400
    The risks to the great lakes are simply too great compared to the benefits to Michiganders to continue to operate these lines. And Enbridge has had their turn for over 60 years under the current arrangement. They’ve gotten plenty of return on their investment. Now its the Great Lakes turn and all of us whose businesses, homes and lives are integrally linked to the health of our waters. I urge you to alleviate this risk that is now long past it’s useful life.
  • Lionel     G. Trepanier
    signed 2021-05-18 13:32:47 -0400
    Thank you!
  • Murtaza Nek
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:32:22 -0400
    Enbridge is operating Line 5 illegally!!!
  • Rick Dahlstrom
    signed 2021-05-18 13:31:07 -0400
  • Denise Vanzago
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:26:31 -0400
  • Jamie Wise
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:26:09 -0400
  • Dorothy LeBlanc
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:26:07 -0400
    Dorothy LeBlanc
  • Michael Ribble
    signed 2021-05-18 13:25:50 -0400
  • Kathleen Schneider
    signed 2021-05-18 13:24:52 -0400
  • Curt VanDuren
    signed 2021-05-18 13:23:53 -0400
    As a life long lover of Michigan and our wonderful Great Lakes, I speak for our whole sailing community, PLEASE protect our most valuable asset.
  • Meissa Linick
    signed 2021-05-18 13:18:17 -0400
    Dear President Biden,

    There are no words to describe the level of terror I am feeling for our precious Great Lakes. Look at a map of the world. Now zoom in on Michigan. This unique geological wonder with its amazing capacity to hold the world’s

    largest concentration of fresh water is in danger. Please follow your conscience to save the Great Lakes and all of the wildlife it sustains. This will be your legacy as president of our United States.
  • Valerie Binder
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:16:46 -0400
    Valerie
  • Elizabeth Eustis-Turf
    signed 2021-05-18 13:11:53 -0400
  • Gary Thompson
    signed 2021-05-18 13:10:39 -0400
    REMOVE THE PIPE LINE 5 FROM OUR BELOVED STRAIGHTS OF MACKINAW. I WOULD LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR THAT.
  • Jimmie Wright
    signed 2021-05-18 13:08:38 -0400
  • Tahera Mamdani
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:08:22 -0400
  • John Ford
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:06:25 -0400
  • Carmella Campione
    signed via 2021-05-18 13:04:17 -0400
  • John McGarry
    signed 2021-05-18 13:02:13 -0400
  • Lynn Fraze
    signed 2021-05-18 13:01:46 -0400
    President Biden, please tell Enbridge to STOP running personal attack ads on the TV against Governor Whitmer. Her life has already been threatened and their lies and calls for attacks on her are not helping the people of Michigan.
  • Catherine Curley
    signed 2021-05-18 13:01:40 -0400
  • Jace Iversen
    signed 2021-05-18 13:01:20 -0400
  • Meryle A. Korn
    signed 2021-05-18 13:00:21 -0400

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