Michigan Drops Federal Case Against Enbridge Oil Pipeline

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement that she still opposes Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 oil pipeline, a 59-year-old oil pipeline delivering crude and refined products from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia, Ontario, via Michigan.

Nia Williams, Reuters

Michigan’s governor on Nov. 30 said she will dismiss her lawsuit against Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 oil pipeline in federal court, clearing the way for the Midwestern state’s attorney general to pursue a separate case in state court.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement that she still opposes the 59-year-old oil pipeline, which environmentalists are concerned could leak into the Great Lakes.

Line 5 delivers 540,000 bbl/d of crude and refined products from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia, Ontario, via Michigan. An underwater section that runs along the lakebed of the Straits of Mackinac connecting lakes Huron and Michigan.

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