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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Emily Gazvoda
    signed 2021-09-24 02:46:23 -0400
  • Kerri Turner
    signed via 2021-09-23 14:02:36 -0400
  • Ji Montgomery
    signed 2021-09-22 23:50:50 -0400
  • Cooper Davis
    signed 2021-09-22 13:29:53 -0400
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    signed 2021-09-22 12:24:21 -0400
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    signed 2021-09-22 12:14:14 -0400
  • Ruth Malfroid
    signed via 2021-09-22 12:12:22 -0400
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    signed 2021-09-22 06:18:42 -0400
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    signed via 2021-09-22 01:42:59 -0400
  • Andy B. Carter
    @AndyBCarter1 tweeted link to this page. 2021-09-22 00:36:08 -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=101163
  • Mel Yoken
    signed via 2021-09-22 00:35:51 -0400
    The Line 5 Pipeline MUST Be Shutdown Permanently!
  • Jeanne Mackay
    signed via 2021-09-21 20:48:31 -0400
  • Maggie Olson
    signed via 2021-09-20 22:13:21 -0400
    Maggie Olson
  • Frankie Harding
    signed 2021-09-20 17:11:46 -0400
  • Eggie Hypen
    signed via 2021-09-20 15:53:58 -0400
  • Marya Bradley
    signed 2021-09-20 12:33:28 -0400
    There is no time for pretending to care or pretending to act, while continuing to support the corrupt and deeply unethical corporations destroying our planet and our health and wildlife habitats, poisoning our water and air, violating Indigenous rights and treaties and extinguishing our future. I did believe and hope to continue to believe that you do care about life and this planet; I call on you to stop Enbridge’s lIne 5 pipeline as well as Line 3. Thank you.
  • Kathleen Massanari
    signed via 2021-09-20 10:29:00 -0400
    Kathleen Rae Massanari
  • Carol Jacobsen
    signed 2021-09-20 09:36:20 -0400
  • Philip Gonzales
    signed 2021-09-20 09:33:46 -0400
  • John Swiatowiec
    signed 2021-09-20 09:21:38 -0400
    Please step up and make this right!!! We are depending on you!
  • Kathi Geukes
    signed via 2021-09-20 08:55:23 -0400
  • Caroline de Mauriac
    signed 2021-09-20 02:28:01 -0400
  • Victoria Shih
    signed 2021-09-20 01:17:10 -0400
  • Zachary Bell
    signed 2021-09-19 22:08:25 -0400
    Zachary Bell
  • Antonia Mills
    signed 2021-09-19 20:22:25 -0400
  • Kate Arcangeli
    signed 2021-09-19 19:49:16 -0400
  • Alicia Mannes
    signed 2021-09-19 19:37:13 -0400
  • Den Lopez
    signed 2021-09-19 15:43:35 -0400
  • Earnest Everidge
    signed 2021-09-19 15:33:52 -0400
    Please help shut down the outdated and decrepit Line number 5 which is threatening to destroy twenty percent of the world’s fresh water supply and Michigan’s economy.
  • Erica Davis
    signed 2021-09-19 15:29:39 -0400

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