Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered Enbridge to shut down Line 5 by Wednesday night, citing concerns over the risk of an oil spill into the Great Lakes. Whitmer is now warning she’ll seek to seize the company’s profits from the pipeline if it doesn’t comply.
Analysts say it’s unlikely Line 5 will get turned off, although Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered pipeline company Enbridge to do so next Wednesday. But if the pipeline did go offline, it could spur a scramble to meet fuel demand.
The federal Liberal government is putting Canada's oil and gas industry ahead of the Great Lakes by opposing Michigan's efforts to shut down the Line 5 pipeline, says a prominent group of Ontario First Nations.
The Straits of Mackinac, a “sacred wellspring of Anishinaabe life and culture,” is part of an area ceded to the U.S. in 1836 only upon assurances that the right to hunt, fish and gather would be protected, tribal governments say.
Anti-pipeline activists are accusing Canadian energy giant Enbridge of setting a disturbing precedent by providing funds for policing its Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota — and opponents worry Indigenous women who oppose the project are deliberately being targeted.
Those holding our savings and mortgages and controlling the flow of money into coal, oil and gas — RBC and the rest of Canadian banking gang — need to wake up and smell the CO2, writes Richard Brooks, climate finance director with Stand.earth.