Undo Line 5 shutdown order, Canada urges U.S. appeals court

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By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted September 18, 2023 1:42 pm

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Ottawa is urging a U.S. appeals tribunal to reverse a Wisconsin judge’s bid that threatens to unopen down the Line 5 cross-border pipeline by June 2026.

Forcing a shutdown would interruption Canada’s pact rights, authorities lawyers reason successful an amicus little filed contiguous with the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

A Wisconsin tribunal ruling successful June gave Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. an ultimatum: reroute the pipeline astir an Indigenous reserve wrong 3 years oregon unopen it down.

Enbridge plans a 66-kilometre detour to regenerate the 19-kilometre agelong that runs done the sovereign territory of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa.


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Both sides are appealing the determination — Enbridge wants much clip to decorativeness the reroute, portion lawyers for the set privation the taps turned disconnected for good.

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The set and its biology allies fearfulness a spill wrong an ecologically delicate and flood-prone Lake Superior watershed connected the Bad River reserve.

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