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 Enbridge has enlisted Canada to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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

SIGN THE PETITION

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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  • James Dwight
    signed via 2021-10-11 12:07:18 -0400
    For the good of the world, STOP LINE 5.
  • Emma Pressel
    signed 2021-10-11 11:41:24 -0400
    Enbridge’s Line 5 running through the Straits of Mackinac is a huge risk to the largest freshwater system in the world. This outdated pipeline has already spilled many times and another spill into the Great Lakes would be catastrophic. I urge you to support Governor Whitmer’s acion on the Line 5 pipelines to protect the American economy, environment, and the American people.
  • Grace Smith
    signed via 2021-10-11 11:28:42 -0400
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  • Eric Machiela
    signed 2021-10-11 10:37:10 -0400
  • Jan Thomas
    signed 2021-10-11 10:30:03 -0400
    Water is Life is not just a slogan but a fundamental truth. If the Great Lakes go we are all in deep deep trouble.
  • Kristefer Stojanovski
    signed via 2021-10-11 10:27:21 -0400
  • Catherine Lehman
    signed 2021-10-11 10:21:49 -0400
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    signed 2021-10-11 09:56:45 -0400
  • Scott Susalla
    @speedsusalla tweeted link to this page. 2021-10-11 09:46:11 -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=101563
  • Scott Susalla
    signed via 2021-10-11 09:41:52 -0400
    We live on the Straits of Mackinaw 7 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge and we want Line 5 secure. Considering Embridge won’t tell officials the Truth on the outdated Line, we need to act now and shut it down.

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