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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 Enbridge has enlisted Canada to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Richard Stuckey
    signed 2021-10-13 19:09:24 -0400
    This pipeline is a disaster waiting to happen. Just like the recent California spill, the twin pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac are very susceptible to anchor drags and problems caused by rapid currents in the Straits that the pipelines were never designed to withstand. The drinking water for 25 million people would be contaminated by any spill.


    Please support Governor Whitmer in her fight to save the citizens of Michigan and the other Great Lakes states.


    This pipeline provides NO benefits to the citizens of the US. We get all the risks and NO benefits.
  • Ronald Dirkse
    signed 2021-10-13 18:50:15 -0400
    Ronald L Dirkse
  • Grace Helms Kotre
    signed 2021-10-13 16:59:13 -0400
  • Jannely Flores
    signed 2021-10-13 16:34:00 -0400
  • Maeghan Wint
    signed 2021-10-13 16:12:31 -0400
  • Robin Yarman
    signed 2021-10-13 15:03:00 -0400
  • James Whitton
    signed 2021-10-13 14:39:11 -0400
    Solidarity from Ontario
  • Autumn Bell
    signed via 2021-10-13 14:19:59 -0400
  • Cynthia Linton
    signed 2021-10-13 14:13:26 -0400
    Don’t let our drinking water be poisoned.
  • Kurt Austin
    signed via 2021-10-13 14:04:55 -0400
  • kurt mingus
    signed 2021-10-13 13:54:29 -0400
  • Dorelle Ackermann
    signed 2021-10-13 13:52:49 -0400
  • Scott Reed
    signed 2021-10-13 13:51:48 -0400
  • Hillary Colby
    signed 2021-10-13 13:29:14 -0400
  • Josh Boggioni
    signed 2021-10-13 13:14:00 -0400
    Joshua Abraham Boggioni
  • Calum Clow
    signed 2021-10-13 13:06:05 -0400
  • Ashley Crofoot
    signed 2021-10-13 12:50:43 -0400
  • Paul Berland
    signed 2021-10-13 12:42:32 -0400
  • Pamela Tate
    signed 2021-10-13 11:57:16 -0400
  • Freyja Anderson
    signed 2021-10-13 11:11:53 -0400
  • Benjamin Krein
    signed 2021-10-13 10:51:39 -0400
    Benjamin Krein
  • Lauren Moore
    @MissingMardiGra tweeted link to this page. 2021-10-13 10:42:20 -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=35155
  • Lauren Moore
    signed 2021-10-13 10:42:00 -0400
    Michigan is a disaster waiting to happen. You can stop it, please.
  • Mary Southard
    signed 2021-10-13 10:30:23 -0400
    Mary Southard
  • Benjamin Hagerl
    signed 2021-10-13 10:15:07 -0400
    The Oil Pipeline under the Mackinaw Straits is a total violation of Great Lakes Charter, environmental morals and basic love of nature. It is sad that the same community that blocks windmill creation is the same people that support yhe pipeline. Enough is enough, SHUT IT DOWN BEFORE WE ARE COVERED IN OIL!
  • Eric Campbell
    signed 2021-10-13 09:46:06 -0400
    Protect the largest source of fresh water on the planet. Environment over profits.
  • Kate Blanchard
    signed 2021-10-13 08:37:04 -0400
  • Chelsea Collison
    signed 2021-10-13 08:16:09 -0400
    Chelsea Collison
  • Amy Little
    signed 2021-10-13 08:09:14 -0400
  • Rachel Fussell
    signed via 2021-10-13 07:31:55 -0400

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