October 2022, Vol. 249, No. 10

Editor's Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: Line 5’s Legal Saga Continues

By Michael Reed, Editor-in-Chief (P&GJ) — With Enbridge’s Line 5 recently prevailing when a judge ruled against the state of Michigan’s lawsuit to shut down the petroleum pipeline, which runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac, the pipeline operator now finds itself in the odd position of being backed by the invocation of an international treaty for the second time. Canada has cited a 1977 treaty with the United States – this time in the state of Wisconsin – to keep the pipeline flowing. In this instance, the move announced by Canada’s Foreign Ministry Department came as a response to a native American tribe’s request tha

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