After losing one legal battle, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has revived a dormant state court lawsuit in an attempt to shut Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000 b/d Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

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Whitmer said Tuesday the strategy was “shifting” after dropping an unsuccessful action on Line 5 in federal court. The governor directed Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to reactivate a paused June 2019 state court filing against the pipeline.

“The governor’s goal remains protecting the Great Lakes, which means shutting down the Line 5 dual oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac as soon as possible,” said Whitmer’s office.

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