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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Malinowski Bonnie
    signed 2021-06-17 17:10:45 -0400
  • Isabel Collinge
    signed 2021-06-17 16:38:52 -0400
  • Chris Christensen
    signed 2021-06-17 16:33:45 -0400
    Chris Christensen
  • Lora Hipple
    signed 2021-06-17 16:19:38 -0400
  • Linda Arndt
    signed 2021-06-17 16:11:18 -0400
  • Patricia McGann-zionts
    signed via 2021-06-17 16:05:01 -0400
    Patricia McGann-Zionts
  • Maynard Dubow
    signed 2021-06-17 16:02:08 -0400
  • Sarah Kiley
    signed 2021-06-17 15:47:01 -0400
    This aging pipeline is long overdue to be shut down to protect our Great Lakes and one of the largest fresh water supplies on our planet
  • Mark Swenson
    signed 2021-06-17 14:40:39 -0400
    Lake Michigan supplies drinking water for parts of 4 states !!
  • Barbara Mannino
    signed 2021-06-17 14:10:32 -0400
  • Michael Bellinger
    signed 2021-06-17 13:55:23 -0400
    Real sense of urgency to get this pipeline shut down.
  • Albert Beiring
    signed 2021-06-17 13:50:06 -0400
    Albert Beiring
  • Kathy Mayo
    @greencoat56k tweeted link to this page. 2021-06-17 13:41:06 -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=11575
  • Kathy Mayo
    signed 2021-06-17 13:40:53 -0400
    Kathy A Mayo
  • Steve Kuchta
    signed 2021-06-17 13:18:59 -0400
  • Judith DeGolyer
    signed 2021-06-17 13:14:19 -0400
  • Susan Kit Motter
    signed 2021-06-17 12:48:38 -0400
  • Deanna Lange
    signed 2021-06-17 12:47:12 -0400
  • Ellen Pace-Candelaria
    signed 2021-06-17 12:07:37 -0400
  • rebecca ford
    signed 2021-06-17 11:56:42 -0400
  • Keith Johnson
    signed 2021-06-17 11:44:35 -0400
  • Michael Whitehead
    signed 2021-06-17 11:10:06 -0400
  • Patricia Flanagan
    signed 2021-06-17 10:58:22 -0400
  • Elizabeth O’Brien
    signed 2021-06-17 10:57:07 -0400
  • M K Ellis
    signed 2021-06-17 10:55:02 -0400
  • debbie Miller
    signed 2021-06-17 10:51:39 -0400
    save out fresh water
  • Rosie Couture
    signed 2021-06-17 10:46:25 -0400
  • Tom Backus
    signed 2021-06-17 10:43:54 -0400
  • Mike Maday
    signed 2021-06-17 10:07:50 -0400
    Line 5 is an environmental/ecological disaster just waiting to happen. Line 5 is no longer bolted to the bottom of the Straits of Mackinaw, and a very strong storm could set off this powderkeg.
  • J Flowers
    signed via 2021-06-17 10:03:10 -0400

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