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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Anita Targonski
    signed 2021-06-19 01:43:45 -0400
  • David Plomin Plomin
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  • Cheryl Graham
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  • Carolyn Berg
    signed 2021-06-19 00:19:02 -0400
  • Bonnie Luft
    signed 2021-06-18 23:22:58 -0400
  • Patricia Smith
    signed 2021-06-18 23:12:28 -0400
    I have homes in chicago and MI that would be directly impacted by the rupture of these oil pipelines. Our drinking water, our tourism everything. This must stop NOW!
  • Sue Klaus
    signed 2021-06-18 23:00:02 -0400
  • Gary Jarvis
    signed 2021-06-18 22:47:30 -0400
  • Ron Low
    signed 2021-06-18 22:26:21 -0400
    Invest ONLY in renewables. Let the rest die.
  • Sandra Dezelah
    signed 2021-06-18 22:20:46 -0400
  • Jacklyn Gray
    signed 2021-06-18 22:10:40 -0400
  • Wanda Bloomquist
    signed 2021-06-18 22:06:04 -0400
  • Nancy Bujold
    signed 2021-06-18 21:10:04 -0400
  • Thomas Sommerfeld
    signed 2021-06-18 21:03:35 -0400
  • Pamela Putzell
    signed 2021-06-18 20:38:11 -0400
  • Joseph Predmore
    signed 2021-06-18 20:36:55 -0400
  • JoAnn Ailes
    signed 2021-06-18 20:27:26 -0400
    Enbridge does not have a good rep. Everyone deserves clean water . Let the greedy find another way to make. Money.,
  • Aprille Marsh
    signed 2021-06-18 20:26:29 -0400
    Please save our Great Lakes and use alternative ways to provide energy. Like wind or hyropower
  • Elissa Cary
    signed 2021-06-18 20:20:42 -0400
  • Melissa Studer
    signed 2021-06-18 20:04:50 -0400
  • Kathleen Van Teylingen
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    Kathleen A Van Teylingen
  • Maryann Cacciaglia
    signed 2021-06-18 19:45:39 -0400
    Maryann Cacciaglia
  • Pam Duckworth
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  • Ken Keim
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  • shawnee damm-hajdu
    signed 2021-06-18 19:25:58 -0400
  • David Turner
    signed 2021-06-18 19:01:52 -0400
    The computer models of a pipeline failure under the Straits are horrendous. End this now. The people of MI get no real benefit from this Canadian enterprise.
  • Ronald Martineau
    signed 2021-06-18 18:50:46 -0400

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