White House: US is Not Considering Shutting Down Enbridge Pipeline

Line 5 is at the center of a long-running environmental dispute between Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge and the state of Michigan that has embroiled the Canadian and U.S. governments.

Reuters

The White House said on Nov. 9 it is not contemplating shutting down Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 pipeline after Canada last month invoked a 1977 treaty with the U.S. to trigger bilateral negotiations over it.

Line 5 is at the center of a long-running environmental dispute between Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge and the state of Michigan that has embroiled the Canadian and U.S. governments.

“We expect that both the U.S. and Canada will engage constructively in those negotiations,” White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.

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