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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Tony Olshansky
    signed 2021-03-08 20:08:23 -0500
    The State of Michigan should not be prevented from taking action against a pipeline that threatens our water and our way of life. This pipeline is not only dangerous for us, but the danger is not worth the relatively small benefit that comes from it.
  • The Weimar Republic
    @BerserkBeast13 tweeted link to this page. 2021-03-08 20:01:47 -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=87434
  • Sophie Iannone
    signed 2021-03-08 20:01:22 -0500
  • Henry McCoy
    signed 2021-03-08 20:01:09 -0500
    come on jack!
  • Gillian Chirillo
    signed 2021-03-08 20:00:45 -0500
  • Jeana Marquardt
    signed 2021-03-08 19:56:57 -0500
  • Barbara Doss
    signed 2021-03-08 19:55:04 -0500
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    signed via 2021-03-08 18:10:10 -0500
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  • Kristen Hayden
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  • Peggy Pspin
    signed via 2021-03-08 16:53:31 -0500
  • Suzanne Costa
    signed via 2021-03-08 16:52:35 -0500
    Suzanne Costa
  • Taylor Lass
    signed via 2021-03-08 16:51:30 -0500
  • Jennifer Mrljak
    signed via 2021-03-08 16:46:46 -0500
  • Alicia Fukada
    signed via 2021-03-08 14:51:50 -0500
  • Korey Morris
    signed via 2021-03-08 13:34:43 -0500
  • Diane Cheklich
    signed via 2021-03-08 13:27:15 -0500
    Diane Cheklich
  • Stephen Shepley
    signed 2021-03-08 12:49:03 -0500
    Stephen Shepley
  • Heather Benac
    signed 2021-03-08 10:16:29 -0500
    Heather Benac
  • Paul Borucki
    signed via 2021-03-08 09:53:05 -0500
  • Bill Rose
    signed via 2021-03-08 09:03:06 -0500
  • Sara Shambarger
    signed via 2021-03-08 08:08:38 -0500
  • Susan Creager
    signed via 2021-03-08 07:45:20 -0500
    What are the other options for Enbridge? What are the long term dangers of continuing to burn fossil fuels. Looks like short term gain agains the health of people and the planet,
  • Hank Forster
    signed 2021-03-08 07:17:17 -0500
  • Ronald Slaven
    signed 2021-03-08 06:49:37 -0500
  • Jackie Willey
    signed 2021-03-07 22:43:44 -0500
    Keep Canada oil out of our Great Lakes
  • Kara Larson
    signed 2021-03-07 20:52:15 -0500
  • Sarah Peterson
    signed 2021-03-07 19:52:27 -0500
    Sarah Peterson
  • Phil Simpson
    signed 2021-03-07 19:34:33 -0500

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