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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 Enbridge has enlisted Canada to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Wendy Wad
    signed 2021-10-11 09:38:42 -0400
    Please do not allow to flow thru line 5—u know better. . AND STOP LINE 3
  • Riley Yusem
    signed 2021-10-11 09:30:18 -0400
    Support the transition away from fossil fuels, corporate greed & devastating repercussions to the earth and towards land protection, wildlife restoration, listening to & learning from indigenous folx, & building up infrastructure for cleaner energy sources!
  • Kelly Murphey
    signed via 2021-10-11 09:28:25 -0400
  • Katie Turner
    signed 2021-10-11 09:27:57 -0400
  • Cole Chirio
    signed 2021-10-11 09:27:00 -0400
  • David Muntz
    signed 2021-10-11 09:22:37 -0400
  • Claire O'Brien
    signed 2021-10-11 09:22:01 -0400
  • Kristi Lloyd
    signed 2021-10-11 09:21:10 -0400
  • Melinda McIntosh
    signed 2021-10-11 09:18:16 -0400
  • Andi Stevenson
    signed 2021-10-11 09:09:03 -0400
  • Rochelle Rollenhagen
    signed 2021-10-11 08:58:05 -0400
  • Kathie Carpenter
    signed 2021-10-11 08:50:13 -0400
  • Roger Benter
    signed 2021-10-11 08:48:58 -0400
  • Joy Smith
    signed 2021-10-11 08:46:11 -0400
    Protecting our water from private interests is the most important environmental issue facing the United States at this time. Michigan’s water is life to the entire biosystem. President Biden, don’t betray us by joining hands with Enbridge.
  • Carol Drake
    signed 2021-10-11 08:43:31 -0400
  • Jacqueline Neisz
    signed 2021-10-11 08:39:57 -0400
  • Robert Kowalski
    signed 2021-10-11 08:36:59 -0400
  • Karrie Wojciechowski
    signed 2021-10-11 08:31:40 -0400
    KARRIE A WOJCIECHOWSKI
  • Paulette Attie
    signed 2021-10-11 08:27:50 -0400
    Protecting the Great Lakes from the potential ravages of an aging pipeline is critical for our economy. Shut down Line 5.
  • Mark VanderKlipp
    signed 2021-10-11 08:24:57 -0400
  • Marilyn J. Wiesner
    signed 2021-10-11 08:08:58 -0400
  • Carol Palms
    signed 2021-10-11 08:07:59 -0400
  • Audrey Garrett
    signed via 2021-10-11 08:04:43 -0400
  • Robin Grosshuesch
    signed 2021-10-11 07:41:09 -0400
  • Coleen Durbin-Matrone
    signed 2021-10-11 07:40:46 -0400
  • Samantha Damren
    signed 2021-10-11 07:34:48 -0400
  • Julie Wagner
    signed 2021-10-11 06:52:17 -0400
  • Amber Belonga
    signed 2021-10-11 06:38:04 -0400
  • Doug Kimble
    signed 2021-10-11 06:10:38 -0400
  • Bob Elkins
    signed 2021-10-11 05:17:32 -0400

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