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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Heather Perrin
    signed 2021-01-31 10:37:03 -0500
  • Essie Adrian
    signed 2021-01-31 10:36:33 -0500
    I am so happy that you are now our president. We need to protect our Great Lakes and Enbridge has already proven to us they cannot be trusted and resulted in a spill by not properly maintaining them. Please support Governor Whitmer’s action on Pipeline 5. You Go Joe
  • Richard Ketring
    signed via 2021-01-31 10:30:22 -0500
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  • Aubrey Smith
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    signed 2021-01-31 10:20:32 -0500
  • Mary Blacklock
    signed via 2021-01-31 10:19:53 -0500
  • Keira Duvernoy
    signed 2021-01-31 10:19:35 -0500
  • Margit Boronkay
    signed 2021-01-31 10:18:17 -0500
    This step is essential to ensure health and jobs.
  • Bill Rohrer
    signed 2021-01-31 10:16:31 -0500
  • Marco Menezes
    signed 2021-01-31 10:12:22 -0500
    Any comprehensive environmental impact assessment must include externalities, specifically the impact over the project’s 99 year life, of burning the millions, perhaps billions of barrels of high-sulphur crude to be derived from line 5’s tar sands.
  • Marcia Meyer
    signed via 2021-01-31 10:11:32 -0500
  • Mike Tolo
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  • Kathleen Bolio
    signed 2021-01-31 09:54:27 -0500
  • Karen Bednarek
    signed 2021-01-31 09:53:40 -0500
    Our Great Lakes provide % of the world’s fresh drinkable water-too precious to pollute and cause irreparable damage.

    The trillions tax payers spend on “clean ups” never totally remediate polluter damage.
  • Kathryn Jones
    signed 2021-01-31 09:50:31 -0500
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    signed 2021-01-31 09:42:14 -0500
  • Richard Uhde
    signed 2021-01-31 09:39:52 -0500

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