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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Thomas Shaver
    signed 2021-01-28 18:23:21 -0500
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  • Bobbi Rongstad
    signed 2021-01-28 17:59:16 -0500
    Line 5 is a threat to my land, my water and my home in Northern WI. Enbridge is trying to obtain permits to move a section of the line to an area where it will threaten a spectacular watershed that flows through the Bad River Chippewa Reservation and into Lake Superior. Canadian oil is just taking a shortcut through Wisconsin en route back to Canada! Further East, the same line threatens Lakes Michigan and Huron. Tell Canada to keep their oil in Canada.
  • Eric Berghoff
    signed 2021-01-28 17:55:43 -0500
  • Brian Burt
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  • Joslin Goodrich
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  • Dan Kelly
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  • Kaitlin Flynn
    signed 2021-01-28 17:34:28 -0500
  • Kathryn Barnes
    signed 2021-01-28 17:31:56 -0500
    Enbridge made a huge mess in Michigan with yheir oil spill. It went inyo out rivers and groundwater and people had to evacuate their homes along the rivers ot spilled into. If Line 5 is not shut down that will happen to the Great Lakes as well.

    Line 5 is unstable, old and a threat to both the US and Canada.

    Please honor our Governor and people and back us on shutting down Line 5
  • Catherine Marshall
    signed 2021-01-28 17:30:25 -0500
  • Colleen Zlydaszyk
    signed 2021-01-28 17:25:46 -0500
  • Laura Dezelski
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  • Andy Hickman
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  • Frederick Plous
    signed 2021-01-28 17:21:41 -0500
    Shut down the pipeline, start shipping the oil in tankers and revive the Great Lakes shipping industry.

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