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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Madeleine Sosin
    signed 2021-07-29 14:04:06 -0400
  • Joe Simpson
    signed 2021-07-29 13:59:40 -0400
  • Michael Forness
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  • John Neumeister
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    signed 2021-07-29 12:33:55 -0400
  • Alycia Quick
    signed 2021-07-29 11:56:15 -0400
  • Janiece Jonsin
    signed 2021-07-29 11:50:25 -0400
    President Biden and Congressional leaders must direct all federal agencies to require the engagement and consent of affected Native Nations, early in the planning process, and before any federal project is approved.
  • Danielle Hunke
    signed 2021-07-29 11:43:20 -0400
  • Rianna Ehrenreich
    signed 2021-07-29 11:09:44 -0400
  • Shelley Anderson
    signed 2021-07-29 10:50:07 -0400
    No foreign corporation should be able to refuse an order from the state Governor, especially when public health and safety are at risk.
  • Carolyn Lusch
    signed 2021-07-29 10:07:18 -0400
  • Maryjane Genestra
    signed 2021-07-29 09:52:18 -0400
    Dear President, please shut down all pipelines and start addressing this issue with the urgency it merits.

    Blessings to you and yours,
  • Isaura Martinez
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  • GMOFreeJan
    @GMOFreeJan tweeted link to this page. 2021-07-29 02:49:00 -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. Tell him to let @GovWhitmer handle this in Michigan. #shutdownline5 #EvictEnbridge Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/president_biden_support_the_line_5_shutdown?recruiter_id=97382
  • Jan Dietrick
    signed 2021-07-29 02:48:30 -0400
  • Jerry Tobe
    signed 2021-07-29 02:25:27 -0400
    May you do ONLY that which is truly for the environment and the vast majority of people of living in America, its territories, and its possessions, and cause those people as little harm as humanly possible.


    Thank you for reading my petition and prayer.
  • river ramage
    signed 2021-07-29 01:59:00 -0400

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