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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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 67-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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  • Andrea Pierce
    signed 2021-04-20 07:56:37 -0400
  • Douglas T Brown
    signed 2021-04-20 07:38:42 -0400
  • Julie Martinson
    signed 2021-04-20 07:12:30 -0400
  • Sally Newman
    signed 2021-04-20 06:56:54 -0400
  • JoAnn Ailes
    signed 2021-04-20 06:32:45 -0400
    this is our drinking water it’s polluted. Enough
  • Laura Winters-Duke
    signed 2021-04-20 06:08:21 -0400
  • yvette vernet
    signed 2021-04-20 06:05:46 -0400
    yvette vernet
  • Deborah Burns
    signed 2021-04-20 06:02:59 -0400
  • Terry Beaver
    signed 2021-04-20 05:54:47 -0400
    Shut down Enbridge pipeline
  • Susie Hogue
    signed 2021-04-20 05:00:31 -0400
  • Joyce Reed
    signed 2021-04-20 04:42:10 -0400
  • Betsy Curtis
    signed 2021-04-20 03:15:07 -0400
  • Judith Brey
    signed 2021-04-20 03:10:21 -0400
  • Annie Myers
    signed 2021-04-20 02:16:19 -0400
  • Lance Green
    signed 2021-04-20 02:08:25 -0400
  • Fanny Effler
    signed 2021-04-20 01:35:37 -0400
  • Riva Blechman
    signed 2021-04-20 01:07:50 -0400
  • Frances Hutchcroft
    signed 2021-04-20 00:56:29 -0400
  • Steve Parker
    signed 2021-04-20 00:43:53 -0400
    Please rebuild line so we don’t have a major leak to affect our waters wildlife drinking water and kill the habits surrounding this lakes many animals and fish it’s bound to fail why wait till a major spill happens and say we should have did something sooner to prevent this possible nightmare that faces Michigan Waters! Thank you and hope you step up to fix problem before it’s to late! Steven
  • Jacklyn Jackson
    signed 2021-04-20 00:19:49 -0400
  • Kathleen Billings
    signed 2021-04-20 00:14:17 -0400
  • Debbie Tengler
    signed 2021-04-19 23:59:19 -0400
    We absolutely need to close this line! Please help us
  • Kay Monroe
    signed 2021-04-19 23:52:35 -0400
  • Mark Kubiak
    signed 2021-04-19 23:47:39 -0400
  • Diann Brown
    signed 2021-04-19 23:43:21 -0400
  • Cathy Trongeau
    signed 2021-04-19 23:34:39 -0400
  • Kathy Wilkins
    signed 2021-04-19 23:20:07 -0400
    I hate that there is so much misinformation about this subject. The Right seems to want to hang on to all the dirty oil and gas and not move into cleaner ways to get our energy.
  • Sue Hurley
    signed 2021-04-19 23:15:05 -0400
  • Anne Regan
    signed 2021-04-19 23:05:57 -0400
  • Bruce Neylon
    signed 2021-04-19 23:05:31 -0400

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