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Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario urge Michigan to reconsider shutting down Line 5

The Canadian Press
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario urge Michigan to reconsider shutting down Line 5

WASHINGTON — Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario are forming a united front in the fight to reverse Michigan’s shutdown of a key cross-border pipeline.

Energy ministers from all three provinces are urging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to reconsider her attack on Enbridge’s Line 5.

The ministers are testifying before a special House of Commons committee examining Canada-U.S. relations.

Whitmer has ordered the 65-year-old pipeline shut down because it crosses the Straits of Mackinac, a sensitive area of the Great Lakes.

Enbridge has gone to court to get the order reversed – a legal challenge the provinces want Ottawa to join.

Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage says shutting down the line would create a dangerous precedent for other cross-border pipelines between Canada and the United States.

 

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