Line 5

Enbridge, Chippewa Tribe Ordered to Cooperate on Spill Risk Plan for Line 5 Conduit

Enbridge, Chippewa Tribe Ordered to Cooperate on Spill Risk Plan for Line 5 Conduit

After rejecting a call in September to shut off Enbridge Inc.’s cross-border Line 5, a federal court in Wisconsin has directed the pipeline company and the Lake Superior Chippewa’s Bad River Band to work together on a spill risk reduction plan for the 540,000 b/d oil conduit. U.S. District Court Judge William Conley of the…

December 5, 2022
U.S. Court Upholds Canada Lifeline for Enbridge Line 5

U.S. Court Upholds Canada Lifeline for Enbridge Line 5

The Canadian government has rescued Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000 b/d oil Line 5 from a Wisconsin tribe’s lawsuit by invoking its 1977 Pipeline Transit Treaty with the United States, a U.S. court has confirmed. U.S. District Court Judge William Conley of the Western District of Wisconsin on Thursday rejected a demand by the Lake Superior Chippewa…

September 9, 2022
Enbridge Line 5 Scores U.S. Court Victory, as Battle with Michigan Continues

Enbridge Line 5 Scores U.S. Court Victory, as Battle with Michigan Continues

A four-year campaign by Michigan to shut down Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000-b/d Line 5 oil pipeline across the Straits of Mackinac suffered a setback in federal court Thursday that included a rebuke from the bench. U.S. District Court Judge Janet Neff of the Western District of Michigan dismissed a motion by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel…

August 19, 2022
Michigan Intensifies Enbridge Line 5 Probe

Michigan Intensifies Enbridge Line 5 Probe

As a federal review begins, a new chapter has been added to the marathon Michigan state scrutiny of the contested $500-million tunnel plan for the Straits of Mackinac crossing by Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5. “The record in this case is reopened to receive testimony, exhibits, and rebuttal,” the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) said in…

July 8, 2022
Michigan Governor ‘Shifts’ Strategy on Line 5 Pipeline, Resuscitates 2019 Lawsuit

Michigan Governor ‘Shifts’ Strategy on Line 5 Pipeline, Resuscitates 2019 Lawsuit

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. Whitmer said Tuesday the strategy was “shifting” after dropping an unsuccessful action on Line 5 in federal court. The governor directed…

December 1, 2021
District Court Rules for Enbridge in Line 5 Dispute with Michigan

District Court Rules for Enbridge in Line 5 Dispute with Michigan

Enbridge Inc. has won a procedural round in its defense of the 540,000 b/d Line 5 after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attempted to shut the Canadian oil conduit’s dual-pipe crossing of the Straits of Mackinac. U.S. District Court Judge Janet Neff of the Western District of Michian agreed with Enbridge that legal aspects of the…

November 17, 2021
Canada Invokes U.S. Treaty to Keep Enbridge Line 5 in Operation

Canada Invokes U.S. Treaty to Keep Enbridge Line 5 in Operation

The Canadian government on Tuesday invoked a 1977 treaty in a U.S. court to save Enbridge Inc.’s disputed Line 5 oil pipeline from a demand by Michigan’s top officials to shut down service on Wednesday. The 540,000 b/d system is scheduled to be shut down at the Straits of Mackinac crossing between Lake Michigan and…

May 12, 2021

Canada Parliamentary Committee Hints at ‘Legal Action’ in Line 5 Dispute as Mediation Set to Begin

A committee of Parliament in Ottawa has joined the Canadian campaign to save Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000 b/d Line 5 from threatened closure in Michigan. “The Government of Canada may take legal action,” said a report released Thursday by the House of Commons Special Committee on the Economic Relationship Between Canada and the United States. The…

April 16, 2021

Enbridge Asks Canada Government to Defend Line 5 Against Michigan Intervention

Enbridge Inc. has asked the Canadian government for legal and diplomatic help to defend its 540,000 b/d Line 5 pipeline against Michigan attempts to shut it down. Enbridge Vice President Vern Yu disclosed the requests in testimony about the 68-year-old pipeline’s troubles before a House of Commons committee. Line 5 delivers oil and natural gas…

March 17, 2021

Michigan Readying Propane Trains, Storage to Fill Supply Gap Pending Line 5 Shut Down

Michigan officials said they would have propane supply security with trains and storage available if Enbridge Inc. shuts down deliveries in May on Line 5, the Canadian oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) system. Line 5 flows 540,000 b/d, including 75,000 b/d of propane for about 55% of Michigan needs, led by two-thirds of requirements…

March 15, 2021
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