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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Sue Torgersen
    signed 2021-05-18 10:43:59 -0400
    Sue Torgersen
  • Wendee Zaas
    signed 2021-05-18 10:42:38 -0400
  • Tom McCarty
    signed 2021-05-18 10:37:05 -0400
  • Joan Hartlaub
    signed via 2021-05-18 10:35:16 -0400
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  • Audrey Koch
    signed 2021-05-18 10:33:28 -0400
    We must protect our Great Lakes. It’s the source of our life and all living plants and animals. Our snow and rain keeps our clean water flowing. Please help to keep us alive and well with clean water and air that we breath into our lungs and all body organs.
  • Lynn Drewke
    signed 2021-05-18 10:28:42 -0400
  • Bernadine Gazda
    signed 2021-05-18 10:26:48 -0400
    Sister Bernadine Gazda
  • Janine Beniger
    signed 2021-05-18 10:24:16 -0400
  • Betty Granger
    signed via 2021-05-18 10:19:12 -0400
  • Janet Fleischhacker
    signed via 2021-05-18 10:16:46 -0400
    janet fleischhacker
  • Sandy Brown
    signed via 2021-05-18 10:16:29 -0400
    Please preserve clean water and air, and the natural places, for future generations.
  • Pattie Flora
    signed 2021-05-18 10:16:00 -0400
  • Bernadette Filip
    signed 2021-05-18 10:12:14 -0400
    The pipe line should be shut down. It should of never been allowed there to begin with. If it dose not benefit the American people. Then why put our fresh water in danger.We need to protect Americans . And not let Canada benefit at our expense. Please help us

    President Biden .
  • Maria Millar
    signed 2021-05-18 10:10:48 -0400
    Our cleanest drinking lakes is Michigan only way for life if we make it into any livable future.
  • Joellen Sbrissa
    signed via 2021-05-18 10:07:33 -0400
    Joellen Sbrissa
  • Lisa Kallman
    signed 2021-05-18 10:05:50 -0400
  • Joshua Odekirk
    signed 2021-05-18 09:55:33 -0400
    Clean water is infinitely more important than profits. Also, Canada is using most of that oil anyway wtf
  • Rhonda Johnson
    signed via 2021-05-18 09:45:45 -0400
    Rhonda Johnson
  • Michael Quirk
    signed 2021-05-18 09:43:18 -0400
  • Raphaël Ponce
    signed via 2021-05-18 09:18:41 -0400
    Raphaël PONCE
  • Mary Ellen Anglewicz
    signed 2021-05-18 09:16:30 -0400
  • Wave Reaume
    signed 2021-05-18 09:05:54 -0400
    Wave Reaume
  • Edward Haskins
    signed 2021-05-18 08:52:54 -0400
  • Bob Furem
    signed 2021-05-18 08:47:47 -0400
  • Andrea Fix
    signed 2021-05-18 08:41:18 -0400
  • Sue Dettloff
    signed 2021-05-18 08:32:40 -0400
  • Robert Siver
    signed 2021-05-18 08:25:07 -0400
  • Arnold Weingart
    signed 2021-05-18 08:17:43 -0400
    Line 5 should never had been allowed!
  • Kenneth Kish
    signed 2021-05-18 08:16:03 -0400
    Closing line 5 will end a potential catastrophe for the USA and Canada.
  • Chasidy Dungey
    signed 2021-05-18 08:05:12 -0400

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