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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

SIGN THE PETITION

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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  • Robin Keves
    signed via 2021-09-12 08:57:13 -0400
  • Philip Riggs
    signed via 2021-09-12 08:35:41 -0400
  • Stephen Verhaeren
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  • Mark Simon
    signed 2021-09-11 23:26:57 -0400
  • carol sylva
    signed via 2021-09-11 23:00:42 -0400
    carol sylva
  • Kristin Johanson
    signed via 2021-09-11 22:13:23 -0400
    Most if not all other pipe lines have had spills. Splits and problems!! No more!!!
  • Angelika Curtis
    signed via 2021-09-11 21:47:09 -0400
  • Gina Parrella
    signed via 2021-09-11 19:19:13 -0400
  • Becky Mumy
    signed via 2021-09-11 17:51:16 -0400
  • Rinda West
    signed via 2021-09-11 17:08:49 -0400
  • Juls
    @jujubehave tweeted link to this page. 2021-09-11 13:11:42 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION: Help apply the pressure of @JoeBiden and his administration to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. Tell him to let @GovWhitmer handle this in Michigan. #shutdownline5 #EvictEnbridge Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/president_biden_support_the_line_5_shutdown?recruiter_id=91283
  • Juli Hamilton
    signed via 2021-09-11 13:11:24 -0400
    Juli A Hamilton
  • Lori Pelto
    signed via 2021-09-11 12:24:37 -0400
    There is too much at stake for us to ignore this.
  • Sandra C.
    signed via 2021-09-11 12:19:16 -0400
    Sandra C. – Both Line 5 & Line 3! Time bombs on borrowed time.
  • Deb FInton
    signed via 2021-09-11 11:19:15 -0400
  • Earl McLean
    signed 2021-09-11 10:37:04 -0400
  • Samara Napolitan
    signed via 2021-09-11 10:06:45 -0400
  • Catherine Wiorek
    signed via 2021-09-11 09:36:06 -0400
  • Gina Oxley
    signed via 2021-09-11 09:17:19 -0400
  • Debra Elkins
    signed via 2021-09-11 08:05:46 -0400
  • Julie Jones
    signed via 2021-09-11 04:13:01 -0400
  • Patricia Quispe
    signed via 2021-09-11 02:03:47 -0400
    Our freshwater must be protected. The Great Lakes are too precious and the climate catastrophe too dangerous to allow the ridiculous enbridge pipeline project.
  • Taki Pappas
    signed via 2021-09-11 00:08:31 -0400
    TAKI PAPPAS
  • Lynn Arnold
    signed via 2021-09-11 00:08:23 -0400
  • Prudy Widlak
    signed via 2021-09-10 23:54:42 -0400
    Please support Gov. Whitmer’s action to decommission Line 5 pipelines!
  • Kimberly Wauters
    signed via 2021-09-10 22:50:20 -0400
  • Kristy Kramer
    signed 2021-09-10 22:11:20 -0400
    This should be a national security issue. One of the largest freshwater resources in the World.

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