"Great Lakes: Enbridge To Defy Mich. Order To Halt Pipeline Flow"

"The company behind the controversial Line 5 pipeline under part of the Great Lakes this morning said it would defy a Michigan order to halt operations by May.

Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Inc. gave notice to Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that it would not follow through on a Nov. 13 order to stop the flow of oil and natural gas liquids across Lake Michigan despite the state's pulling a nearly 70-year-old easement that enables the pipeline to operate.

Enbridge claimed that the state's order upends federal authority and therefore is not legally binding. The company has already filed suit in federal court based on those claims."

Jeremy Dillon reports for E&E News January 12, 2021.

Source: E&E News, 01/13/2021