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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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.

or Text BIDEN to +12314804112 to sign

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  • 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
  • Stephanie Wong
    signed 2021-03-10 12:26:57 -0500
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    signed 2021-03-10 12:25:15 -0500
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    signed 2021-03-10 11:25:02 -0500
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    signed via 2021-03-10 10:01:08 -0500
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    signed via 2021-03-10 09:40:06 -0500
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    signed 2021-03-10 09:36:31 -0500
  • Kyra Roback
    @KyraGuggenheim tweeted link to this page. 2021-03-10 09:34:39 -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=87464
  • Kyra Roback
    signed via 2021-03-10 09:34:21 -0500
  • Katie Johnstone
    signed via 2021-03-10 09:32:36 -0500
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  • Sarah Schlauch
    signed 2021-03-10 09:32:06 -0500
  • Marie Lott
    signed 2021-03-10 07:51:53 -0500
    Resources MUST be steered in the direction of Safe Energy and no longer towards the environmental destructive methods of the past.
  • Lisa Winiger
    signed 2021-03-10 06:35:12 -0500
  • Kirk Schultz
    signed 2021-03-10 01:13:36 -0500
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  • Marisa McKee
    signed via 2021-03-09 21:39:40 -0500
  • Michael Crupi
    signed 2021-03-09 21:24:05 -0500
    Michael Crupi
  • John Mahoney
    signed 2021-03-09 18:07:43 -0500
    Should definitely be shut down to avoid an ecological disaster
  • Michael Liverett
    signed via 2021-03-09 11:17:54 -0500
  • Karla Lockard
    signed via 2021-03-09 10:38:05 -0500
  • Chris Pyke
    signed via 2021-03-09 09:31:50 -0500
    Chris Saaf Pyke
  • Megan Herald
    signed 2021-03-09 08:32:32 -0500
    Protect our Great Lakes from a potentially devastating environmental disaster
  • Danny Baker
    signed via 2021-03-09 08:14:33 -0500
  • Larry Hough
    signed 2021-03-09 06:09:24 -0500
    The track record of enbrjdge is TERRIBLE!!! ROUTE THAT SHIT THROUGH YOUR OEN COUNTRY
  • Sandra Terry-Morrison
    signed via 2021-03-09 01:53:49 -0500
    Sandra Kay Terry-Morrison
  • Juliana Ley
    signed via 2021-03-09 00:09:22 -0500
  • Susan Merritt
    signed 2021-03-08 22:22:40 -0500

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