The global energy crisis sparked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine is repressurizing North America's pipeline debate — and Canada's natural resources minister says it offers one more compelling reason for Michigan to abandon its crusade against Line 5.
There's plenty of room and lots of good reasons for Canada and the United States to find common ground on tax credits for electric vehicles, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau said in a statement Monday that the transit pipeline treaty “guarantees the uninterrupted transit of light crude oil and natural gas liquids between the two countries.”
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.