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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 Enbridge has enlisted Canada to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Jeffrey Ewing
    signed 2021-10-11 02:48:19 -0400
  • sava pluvia
    signed 2021-10-11 02:39:08 -0400
  • Mike Sommers
    signed 2021-10-11 02:26:49 -0400
  • Judy Rapanos
    signed 2021-10-11 02:24:47 -0400
    Judy Rapanos
  • Cheryl Stein
    signed 2021-10-11 02:20:40 -0400
    Water is life! We must protect our precious resources.
  • Susan Pfeifer
    signed 2021-10-11 02:08:38 -0400
  • Daria Prebilic Cole
    signed 2021-10-11 01:52:07 -0400
    Don’t mess up our water, this isn’t sustainable and will ruin our fresh water for a lifetime beyond saving
  • Roxanne Haslem
    signed via 2021-10-11 01:32:09 -0400
  • Judy Paul
    signed 2021-10-11 01:06:52 -0400
  • Jacqueline Paul
    signed 2021-10-11 00:59:58 -0400
  • Maria Urquidi
    signed 2021-10-11 00:40:54 -0400
    Fresh water is an invaluable resource. Private companies should not be allowed to jeopardize our national security for profit.
  • Lynn Ripley
    signed 2021-10-11 00:39:23 -0400
    Although I live in NYC, I grew up in Michigan on the Lake Michigan shore. Please let’s take care of not risking our largest fresh water resource to foseeable accidents.
  • camille kocsis
    signed via 2021-10-11 00:23:38 -0400
    camille I kocsis
  • Diane Prater
    signed 2021-10-11 00:13:07 -0400
  • Janylee Thornton
    signed 2021-10-11 00:10:34 -0400
  • Karen Riemersma
    signed via 2021-10-10 23:37:39 -0400
  • Clare Tobin
    signed 2021-10-10 23:19:36 -0400
    40 years overdue. Protect our greatest source of water in the Midwest.
  • Frank Sturgell
    signed 2021-10-10 23:18:26 -0400
  • Sarah Kopeschka
    signed 2021-10-10 23:17:03 -0400
  • Michael Slager
    signed via 2021-10-10 23:09:56 -0400
  • Renee Quinn
    signed via 2021-10-10 23:09:13 -0400
    Looks what’s now happening in California!!! We cannot risk our Great Lakes too!
  • Tracie Kolhoff
    signed via 2021-10-10 23:08:16 -0400
    It’s a 60+ year old, corroded pipeline carrying more oil and heavier oil than it was built for. It is a massive threat to the Great Lakes.
  • joe cantin
    @cantin457 tweeted link to this page. 2021-10-10 23:08:08 -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=47471
  • Joseph Cantin
    signed 2021-10-10 23:07:15 -0400
  • Kim Gribi
    signed 2021-10-10 22:55:58 -0400
  • Alicia Mannes
    signed via 2021-10-10 22:41:30 -0400
  • Lori Kidirka
    signed 2021-10-10 22:35:19 -0400
  • Pamela Unger
    signed via 2021-10-10 22:23:26 -0400
    The Great Lakes are the source of water and life, for millions of people in the US and Canada. An oil leak anywhere, will affect all of them. No time to lose, Please act swiftly!
  • Sidney quinton
    signed 2021-10-10 22:07:50 -0400
  • Lydia Mejia
    signed 2021-10-10 22:03:27 -0400

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