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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 Enbridge has enlisted Canada to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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.

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  • Amber VanderMolen-Harraman
    signed 2021-01-24 08:02:21 -0500
  • Dan Dene
    signed 2021-01-24 08:01:52 -0500
  • Lynn Fisher
    signed 2021-01-24 08:01:43 -0500
  • Deborah Sherrod
    signed 2021-01-24 08:01:40 -0500
  • Barbara Jones
    signed via 2021-01-24 07:58:55 -0500
  • Richard Whisler
    signed 2021-01-24 07:58:25 -0500
    Richard Whisler Oil and Water don’t Mix!

    Please Save the Great Lakes!
  • Mary Schmidt
    signed 2021-01-24 07:58:13 -0500
    We can live without a lot of things, access to affordable, clean, safe water is not one of them. This pipeline puts our health, our economies, and our quality of life at risk. Please help.
  • Claudia Brim
    signed 2021-01-24 07:57:49 -0500
  • Janis Rygwelski
    signed 2021-01-24 07:57:45 -0500
  • Douglas Sulick
    signed 2021-01-24 07:57:14 -0500
    The lakes are precious and should be safe guarded. Without them our very existence is threatened. Corporate greed should not supersede man’s basic rights to clean water!
  • Annette Horino-Holbrook
    signed 2021-01-24 07:56:44 -0500
  • Peter Solenberger
    signed 2021-01-24 07:54:37 -0500
  • Michael Roberts
    signed 2021-01-24 07:53:20 -0500
  • Jill Page
    signed 2021-01-24 07:50:45 -0500
  • Pamela Kosten
    signed 2021-01-24 07:50:02 -0500
  • Jacky Smith
    signed 2021-01-24 07:48:33 -0500
    And line 3, and DAPL
  • Nicole Wheeler
    signed via 2021-01-24 07:47:54 -0500
  • Sally Rogers
    signed 2021-01-24 07:47:44 -0500
    It is nonsensical and foolish to keep endangering Michigan’s most precious natural resource - fresh water - in order to cater to the fossil fuels industry. As part of your clean energy campaign, President Biden, we ask that you include the long overdue shut-down of Line 5. This should be an essential part of your campaign promise to tackle climate change and preserve the planet’s fresh water sources. This decrepit old pipeline is long past its “shelf life,” and is a clear and present danger to the waters of

    the Great Lakes.
  • John Dolski
    signed 2021-01-24 07:47:02 -0500
  • Elizabeth Kunz
    signed 2021-01-24 07:46:41 -0500
  • Elizabeth Toftey
    signed 2021-01-24 07:46:15 -0500
  • Mary Biagini
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  • Christina Kionka
    signed 2021-01-24 07:45:18 -0500
  • Margaret Porter
    signed 2021-01-24 07:44:58 -0500
  • Gail Haynes
    signed 2021-01-24 07:44:55 -0500
  • Don Price
    signed 2021-01-24 07:44:02 -0500
  • Thomas Higgins
    signed 2021-01-24 07:43:49 -0500
  • Beverly and Jim Finlayson
    signed 2021-01-24 07:43:42 -0500
  • Edward Koller
    signed 2021-01-24 07:43:38 -0500
  • Michael McGillivray
    signed 2021-01-24 07:42:59 -0500

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