White House Says It Will Not Shut Down Line 5 Pipeline From CanadaEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

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 operates it, Enbridge, violated an easement granted decades ago to run a section along state-owned land below the straits of Mackinac. Enbridge sued claiming the pipeline is a federal matter. On Oct. 4, Canada backed Enbridge by invoking a 1977 transit pipelines treaty to stall the litigation. White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters the United States will engage with Canada constructively in negotiations on the matter, but added that is “certainly not an indicator that the U.S. government is considering shutdown. That is something that we’re not going to do,” said Jean-Pierre. She …Read More

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