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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 Enbridge has enlisted Canada to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. The imminent danger of an oil spill is clear after the ongoing oil pipeline spill in the Pacific Ocean.

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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.

or Text BIDEN to +12314804112 to sign

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  • Bailee Young
    signed 2021-10-14 10:35:00 -0400
    Im truly worried the cleanup if this pipeline fails on a large scale will outweigh and worth it has to the economy. My home state is Indiana we are underneath Michigan. Ive read about our steel processing water getting into Michigans water. Thats bad enough. It also shows a failed pipeline will probably affect us aswell.
  • Amanda Madsen
    signed 2021-10-14 10:32:20 -0400
  • Megan Green
    signed 2021-10-14 10:31:06 -0400
  • Rebecca Padilla
    signed 2021-10-14 09:59:18 -0400
  • Diane Louise Wilbur
    @DianeLouiseWil1 tweeted link to this page. 2021-10-14 09:52:12 -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=79287
  • Diane Wilbur
    signed 2021-10-14 09:51:53 -0400
    Please protect the Great Lakes.
  • Chelsea Greenhalgh
    signed 2021-10-14 09:36:59 -0400
  • Melena Ferwerda
    signed 2021-10-14 09:24:47 -0400
  • Elizabeth Hollaway
    signed 2021-10-14 09:24:32 -0400
  • Shelby Moeller
    signed 2021-10-14 09:06:21 -0400
    We cant drink oil
  • Lisa Hawkins George
    signed 2021-10-14 08:58:33 -0400
  • Riley Vanderford
    signed 2021-10-14 08:07:14 -0400
  • Nichole Micke
    signed 2021-10-14 07:30:00 -0400
  • Emilie Deverre
    signed 2021-10-14 07:17:01 -0400
  • Morgan Lambert
    signed 2021-10-14 06:40:20 -0400
  • Gianna Alvarado
    signed 2021-10-14 06:06:07 -0400
    Not like our horrendous government will listen anyway but I’m not out to destroy the planet like they clearly are
  • Oliver
    @WolliOliiii tweeted link to this page. 2021-10-14 05:20:43 -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=101734
  • Oliver Lavalais
    signed 2021-10-14 05:20:02 -0400
  • Vivian Gobena
    signed 2021-10-14 02:49:25 -0400
    Thank you to @hamm_ma_ye_ti_cana from TikTok.
  • Meganne Hoopes
    signed 2021-10-14 02:04:07 -0400
    Meganne Hoopes
  • Cristina Lopez
    signed 2021-10-14 01:04:09 -0400
  • Emilie Denkers
    signed 2021-10-14 00:44:03 -0400
    Emilie Denkers
  • Molly Doerner
    signed via 2021-10-14 00:37:53 -0400
  • Brenda Fisher
    signed 2021-10-13 23:53:07 -0400
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    signed 2021-10-13 23:44:06 -0400
  • Meghan Scotti
    signed 2021-10-13 23:27:28 -0400
    Meghan Scotti
  • Devan Howard
    signed 2021-10-13 23:21:13 -0400
    Water is life, why squander the gift we have in our lakes? It’s a resource that should be protected, the fact that this is even up for debate is absolutely disgusting.
  • James Whitesel
    signed 2021-10-13 19:56:25 -0400
  • Sam Ponce Orea
    signed 2021-10-13 19:39:45 -0400
  • Jacob Barrington
    signed 2021-10-13 19:21:38 -0400

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