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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Jeanne Andres
    signed 2021-05-07 19:30:08 -0400
  • Mildred Ogle
    signed 2021-05-07 19:18:35 -0400
  • Susan Fiore
    signed 2021-05-07 19:12:09 -0400
    Water is the most precious commodity for maintaining life on earth. Don’t let the oil companies poison it!
  • Evelyn Watkins
    signed 2021-05-07 18:53:44 -0400
    Please protect the lakes.
  • John Messer
    signed via 2021-05-07 18:44:25 -0400
    John Messer
  • Dennis Vickery
    signed 2021-05-07 18:35:38 -0400
    It is our last source of freshwater in the US!!!
  • Kimberly Pultz
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  • Charlene Madosh
    signed 2021-05-07 17:53:00 -0400
    No further clarification is needed
  • Paul Vollmer
    signed 2021-05-07 17:28:51 -0400
  • Vicki Rammel
    signed 2021-05-07 17:09:33 -0400
    What will people do without water?
  • Jeff Isenhart
    signed 2021-05-07 16:55:44 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-07 16:45:39 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-07 15:52:46 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-07 15:51:58 -0400
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    signed 2021-05-07 15:39:36 -0400
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  • Antonette Raines
    signed 2021-05-07 14:16:56 -0400
  • mitchell Pamela
    signed 2021-05-07 14:01:05 -0400
    We have the GREAT LAKES and they provide drinking water to many states, soooooo please help us keep them CLEAN!!!!!
  • Maryellen Halloran
    signed 2021-05-07 13:31:07 -0400
  • Philip Murphy
    signed 2021-05-07 13:19:02 -0400
    The huge area of this nation occupied by AND affected by the “health” of our Great Lakes makes it essential to apply public policy that will protect the lakes well into the future.
  • Gregg Kashenider
    signed 2021-05-07 13:10:58 -0400
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