Tag: Line 5 pipeline

Line 5 Shutdown ‘Draconian,’ Both Sides Must Consider ‘Imperfect’ Alternatives: Judge

A judge in Wisconsin is ordering Enbridge Inc. and an Indigenous band to confer about “imperfect” alternatives to shutting down the cross-border Line 5 pipeline. District Court Judge William Conley calls the prospect of shutting off the line “draconian” and wants Enbridge and the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa to explore other…


Biden Energy Officials Grilled on Proposed Pipeline Regulation, Rumored Natural Gas Export Ban

In a Jan. 19 hearing of the House Energy Subcommittee, representatives questioned two Biden administration appointees on U.S. pipeline infrastructure, energy prices, and a rumored ban on exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The hearing was occasioned by Subcommittee Chair Bobby Rush’s (D-Ill.) proposed legislation, H.R. 6084, the “Energy Product Reliability Act.” That measure would…


White House Says It Will Not Shut Down Line 5 Pipeline From Canada

The White House has no plans to shut down a disputed Great Lakes pipeline that brings some 500,000 barrels of crude oil from Canada into the U.S. each day, a spokeswoman said Nov. 9. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the Line 5 pipeline to be shut down last year. She said the Calgary-based company that…


Planning for Canada-US Treaty Talks on Line 5 ‘Well Underway,’ Canada Says

Court documents filed by the federal government say planning is well underway for bilateral talks in the dispute over the Line 5 cross-border pipeline. A proposed motion filed last week in U.S. District Court in Michigan says the first formal negotiating session between the two countries will happen “shortly.” Canada decided last month to invoke…


Canada Invokes Pipeline Treaty With U.S. in Dispute Over Line 5 Pipeline

OTTAWA—Canada is formally invoking a 1977 pipeline treaty with the United States in a bid to prevent Michigan from turning off the taps to Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. 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…


On Eve of Deadline, Canada Makes Case in Court to Keep Line 5 Pipeline Running

WASHINGTON—Ottawa is stepping up its fight with Michigan over the fate of the Line 5 pipeline. The federal government filed court documents today to formally oppose Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s effort to shut down the cross-border energy link. Whitmer has given Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. until Wednesday to shut down Line 5—a demand the company says it…