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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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 would impact up to 700 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 would impact up to 700 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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  • Linda Carrington
    signed 2021-05-08 19:45:46 -0400
    Please shut line five down. It is very risky, to continue using it. Polluting the Great Lakes will have tragic consequences. Time to use clean renewable energy.
  • Duja Lukic
    signed 2021-05-08 19:36:52 -0400
  • Susan Grekso
    signed 2021-05-08 19:05:39 -0400
    The Great Lakes must be preserved. Too many people use their water for drinking.
  • Ryan Jackson
    signed 2021-05-08 18:55:41 -0400
  • Kara Burg
    signed 2021-05-08 18:50:51 -0400
  • Andrea Turek
    signed 2021-05-08 18:44:21 -0400
  • Mary A Johnston
    signed 2021-05-08 18:28:31 -0400
  • Barbara Ramirez
    signed 2021-05-08 18:20:00 -0400
    Save our fresh water resource before an oil disaster.
  • Paula Mason
    signed 2021-05-08 18:16:43 -0400
    I love the oceans and rivers so don’t ruin them ok .
  • Diane Urquhart
    signed 2021-05-08 17:46:38 -0400
  • Cathy Vandercook
    signed 2021-05-08 17:33:19 -0400
  • Barb Michniewicz
    signed 2021-05-08 17:21:15 -0400
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    signed via 2021-05-08 17:12:04 -0400
  • Brian Lacey
    signed 2021-05-08 16:14:52 -0400
  • Rae Trine
    signed 2021-05-08 16:13:44 -0400
  • Susan McMaster
    signed 2021-05-08 16:12:43 -0400
    Thank you for making good decisions to preserve the environment for our children’s children.
  • Rosalie Austin
    signed 2021-05-08 16:09:46 -0400
  • Bo Tamaki
    signed 2021-05-08 15:59:23 -0400
  • Mary Sweeney
    signed 2021-05-08 15:42:38 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-08 14:21:24 -0400
  • Dawn Boardman
    signed 2021-05-08 13:17:03 -0400
  • Susan Schuyler
    signed 2021-05-08 12:52:21 -0400
  • Christine Raynes
    signed 2021-05-08 12:14:42 -0400
  • Jeffrey Schaefer
    signed 2021-05-08 12:07:35 -0400
  • Terri Minnick
    signed 2021-05-08 11:48:51 -0400
  • Nancy Klevene
    signed 2021-05-08 11:30:01 -0400
  • Mary Benz
    signed 2021-05-08 11:22:30 -0400
  • Marsha Meyers
    signed 2021-05-08 11:12:27 -0400
    Our lake Erie, is dying already and no one seems to care. Please don’t let another thing happen to our Great Lakes they are too important a resource!

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