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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Richard Hollobaugh
    signed via 2021-03-11 15:13:31 -0500
  • Mary Wagner
    signed via 2021-03-11 15:05:18 -0500
    MARY CLAIRE WAGNER
  • Mark Townsend
    signed 2021-03-11 13:49:01 -0500
    We all need to prottour natural resources
  • Laura Casaletto
    signed 2021-03-11 13:46:09 -0500
  • Beverly Rugley  McClore
    signed via 2021-03-11 13:39:29 -0500
    Bless and Thank you for this FYI
  • Joyce Olmsted
    signed via 2021-03-11 13:37:03 -0500
    It would be a travesty if this outdated pipeline ruptured on a most beautiful and sacred place. My childhood memories are of this beautiful place including the Mackinac Bridge.
  • Robbie Miller
    signed via 2021-03-11 12:35:30 -0500
    We dont need more drilling. Please stop this!!!!!!
  • Jennifer Rike
    signed via 2021-03-11 11:22:47 -0500
    Jennifer Rike
  • Pamela Fry
    signed 2021-03-11 10:20:04 -0500
    Please PROTECT our GREAT LAKES!!
  • Hunter Meriwethet
    signed via 2021-03-11 08:28:08 -0500
  • Suzan Bergeron
    signed via 2021-03-10 22:35:24 -0500
  • Minela Jakupovic
    signed via 2021-03-10 22:32:35 -0500
  • Loren Bates
    signed 2021-03-10 19:33:19 -0500
  • Sue Murphy
    signed via 2021-03-10 19:25:29 -0500
  • Heather Kingsbury
    signed via 2021-03-10 18:52:14 -0500
  • Shannan McNair
    signed 2021-03-10 17:03:24 -0500
    Shannan McNair
  • Katherine Moore
    signed 2021-03-10 16:28:06 -0500
    The Great Lakes contain 22% of the earth’s fresh water. Please help us save our environment!
  • Brenda Stubbs
    signed via 2021-03-10 15:15:49 -0500
  • Rosealee Gandarilla
    signed via 2021-03-10 15:09:09 -0500
  • Kelsey Huth
    signed via 2021-03-10 15:08:49 -0500
    Kelsey Huth
  • Naysha Varghese
    signed via 2021-03-10 15:07:03 -0500
  • Mary Rupert
    signed via 2021-03-10 14:59:34 -0500
    The Great Lakes are a fragile, essential resource, and as our climate changes, they will be even more essential – and under even greater threat. We cannot drink oil. There are so many alternatives to this dangerous pipeline, and the risks it poses far surpass any benefits .
  • Mackenzie Herroon
    signed via 2021-03-10 14:55:09 -0500
  • Barbara Heitz
    signed via 2021-03-10 14:44:14 -0500
  • Michele Gustafson
    signed 2021-03-10 14:10:27 -0500
  • Jeremy Childs
    signed via 2021-03-10 13:49:31 -0500
  • Ali Damsaz
    signed via 2021-03-10 13:44:57 -0500
  • Sarah Griffith
    signed 2021-03-10 12:47:21 -0500
  • Aaron Schillinger
    signed 2021-03-10 12:37:04 -0500
    This is an accident waiting to happen! Please take action to protect these waters for our children and our children’s children before it’s too late.
  • steph
    @swong3290 tweeted link to this page. 2021-03-10 12:27:13 -0500
    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. #shutdownline5 Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/president_biden_support_the_line_5_shutdown?recruiter_id=87475

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