Tag: Line 5

Alberta Premier Urges US Senators to Convince Michigan to Stop Line 5 Shutdown

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is urging the U.S. government to convince Michigan to abandon its legal campaign against the Line 5 pipeline. He’s also floating the idea of a new bilateral pipeline project to help both Canada and the United States establish energy security. Kenney is testifying today before members of the Senate Committee on…


White House, Senators Have ‘Sympathy’ for Canada’s Position on Line 5, Says Wilkinson

Canada’s natural resources minister says he is hearing “significant sympathy” from U.S. officials for the plight of the Line 5 pipeline. Jonathan Wilkinson is in Washington, D.C., for meetings with lawmakers, Biden administration officials and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. Wilkinson says that while Canada is focused on keeping the cross-border pipeline operating, the government is…


Still ‘Non-Negotiable:’ Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Redraws Line on Line 5

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is doubling down on Canada’s assertion that the continuing operation of the Line 5 pipeline is “non-negotiable.” Wilkinson made the comments in the House of Commons today following media reports that the cross-border pipeline is facing yet another court challenge. On top of efforts by the state of Michigan to…


Michigan Wants ‘To Have Its Cake and Eat It Too’ on Line 5: Chambers of Commerce

Business leaders from the United States and Canada are again wading into the fray over Line 5, accusing the state of Michigan of dragging its heels to ensure the controversial cross-border pipeline remains in a state of legal limbo even as both countries contend with a looming energy crisis. In a new joint amicus brief,…


David Richards: If Ottawa Wants Line 5 to Stay Open, Why Is it Dismissing Energy Ventures in the Rest of Canada?

Commentary Why is the Line 5 pipeline so important? Why are we invoking treaties and clauses in treaties, and pleading with Michigan to recognize treaties in order to keep this line open and the oil flowing? Our very woke government’s inclination has been, since its inception a very few years ago, to walk in lockstep…


Michigan Judge Rejects Attorney General’s Effort to Move Line 5 Case to State Court

WASHINGTON—Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. scored a key victory in the Line 5 dispute Tuesday as a judge in Michigan rejected the state attorney general’s bid to get the dispute over the cross-border pipeline kicked out of federal court. U.S. Circuit Court Judge Janet Neff issued the long-awaited written ruling late Tuesday, agreeing with Enbridge that its…


Line 5 Shutdown Would Cause Fuel Shortages, Job Losses, and Damage Canada’s Economy

News Analysis Despite trying to sound the alarm for years, energy affordability advocate Dan McTeague told The Epoch Times that the Canadian government and media may have awakened too late to the potential closure of the Line 5 petroleum pipeline. “Until about a couple of months ago, no one took this issue seriously,” said McTeague,…


‘Operation of Line 5 Is Non-Negotiable’: Natural Resources Minister on Michigan’s Order to Shut It Down

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan says the operation of Enbridge pipeline Line 5  is “non-negotiable,” and the federal government is prepared to “invoke whatever measures we need” to stop Michigan from shutting it down. “We are fighting for Line 5 on every front and we are confident in that fight,” O’Regan said during a testimony…


Canada, US Discuss Shared Climate Priorities Following Biden-Trudeau’s First Virtual Bilateral Meeting

Canada and the United States discussed more ways of “limiting global warming to 1.5ºC” and “achieving net-zero emissions by 2050” during an online meeting on Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden had their first virtual bilateral meeting on Tuesday. “That certainly includes things like working on vehicle emission…


Canada-US Relationship Bigger Than Keystone XL Cancellation, Other Disputes: Expert Panel

The panellists at the webinar, hosted by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI), expressed a mainly optimistic outlook for the next four years based on the long history of the fruitful Canada-U.S. relationship, despite the occasional dispute.