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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Cathie Tulikangas
    signed 2021-05-18 11:49:02 -0400
  • Bette Pierman
    signed 2021-05-18 11:47:59 -0400
    President Biden please support Governor Whitmer and the residents of Michigan and help permanently shut down this pipeline before a major oil leak catastrophe occurs in the Great Lakes. It is time to end the production of more fossil fuels.
  • Ross Dornan
    signed 2021-05-18 11:46:42 -0400
  • Mary Heffron
    signed 2021-05-18 11:46:01 -0400
  • Cheryl Price
    signed 2021-05-18 11:45:17 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-18 11:45:08 -0400
    Lester Sutherland
  • Sylvia Samuels
    signed 2021-05-18 11:44:03 -0400
  • Elaine Donovan
    signed 2021-05-18 11:42:39 -0400
  • Jake Holtrop
    signed 2021-05-18 11:42:29 -0400
  • Susan McCrery
    signed via 2021-05-18 11:41:51 -0400
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  • Jon Cash
    signed 2021-05-18 11:41:32 -0400
  • Karen Donnelly
    signed 2021-05-18 11:41:28 -0400
  • Gary Twardowski
    signed 2021-05-18 11:40:58 -0400
    I’m for clean water no matter what it takes.
  • joe phoenix
    signed 2021-05-18 11:40:03 -0400
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  • Erik Blome
    signed via 2021-05-18 11:39:40 -0400
  • Kathleen Rashid
    signed 2021-05-18 11:37:57 -0400
  • Carol McPherson
    signed 2021-05-18 11:36:48 -0400
  • Graham Pett
    signed 2021-05-18 11:36:42 -0400
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  • laura mcmullen
    signed 2021-05-18 11:35:45 -0400
  • Eric Dreschel
    signed 2021-05-18 11:35:35 -0400
    This pipeline presents a risk to our nations drinking water supply that is foolhardy to accommodate. Please support using other modern methods of transportation of fossil fuels and.hazardous products that don’t put our most precious resources at risk.
  • Carol Hicks
    signed 2021-05-18 11:35:26 -0400
  • Barbara Mastorgi
    signed 2021-05-18 11:34:33 -0400
  • Janet Dykehouse
    signed 2021-05-18 11:33:52 -0400
    Enbridge has already endangeted our Kalamazoo river, still not back to normal. They are irresponsible in their operations.
  • Sally Sperry
    signed 2021-05-18 11:33:15 -0400
    Sally Sperry
  • Philip Martinez
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    signed 2021-05-18 11:32:22 -0400
  • Phil Roos
    signed 2021-05-18 11:31:41 -0400
  • Ian Shelley
    signed 2021-05-18 11:31:23 -0400

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