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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Tayla Ealom
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  • Bette Bos
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  • Dave Less
    signed 2021-01-24 13:43:41 -0500
    The GREAT LAKES AREA can not afford another pipeline disaster. This pipeline should never have been put in to start with but they didn’t know bact then.
  • Marilyn Scott
    signed via 2021-01-24 13:41:25 -0500
  • Richard Blake
    signed 2021-01-24 13:38:52 -0500
    This is all well and good right up until the moment when Enbridge files an ISDS lawsuit against Michigan (just like TransCanada did right after Obama’s KXL decision), with the potential of Michigan’s citizenry being ordered to pay BILLIONS in damages to that poor aggrieved corporation. THESE DECISIONS WILL NEVER STICK UNTIL SUCH TIME AS US HUMANS ASSERT OUR SOVEREIGNTY OVER CORPORATIONS, because until we do that THIS IS REALLY THEIR PLANET NOT OURS.
  • David Kresnak
    signed via 2021-01-24 13:35:39 -0500
  • Shawn Sinacola-Rodroguez
    signed 2021-01-24 13:29:40 -0500
    Please stop the flow of Enbridge oil through our communities and under our waterways, thank you!
  • Ward Bowen
    signed 2021-01-24 13:29:35 -0500
    STOP LINE 5 BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!
  • Doreen Kresnak
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  • Carla Stellrecht
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  • Paulette Delor Green
    @jadite47 tweeted link to this page. 2021-01-24 13:26:18 -0500
    SIGN THE PETITION: Help apply the pressure of the Biden administration to the fight to protect the Great Lakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/president_biden_support_the_line_5_shutdown?recruiter_id=3617
  • Paulette Green
    signed 2021-01-24 13:25:56 -0500
  • Tom Mountz
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