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 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.
Governments must take steps to stop their export credit agencies from providing financial help to oil and gas projects worldwide, say a University of Cambridge professor and an environmental law expert barrister.
The expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline will stretch hundreds miles and is fiercely opposed by numerous groups — but despite repeated calls, the Canadian government has not forced the pipeline to reveal its insurers.
On Day 2 of the Nobel Prize Summit, the celebrated immunologist, who received death threats last year after he corrected Donald Trump’s pandemic lies, had a warning for scientists seduced by the proximity to power.