Judge Orders Stretch Of Pipeline That Crosses Tribal Land To Shut Down

"A federal judge has ordered a Canadian oil firm to shut down a section of its pipeline in Wisconsin that crosses tribal land, a partial victory for indigenous groups that have long opposed the project.

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge William Conley of the Western District of Wisconsin, an Obama appointee, sided with members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa over a stretch of the Line 5 pipeline from Canadian firm Enbridge.

The tribe has argued the area of the pipeline is at risk of rupture, while erosion of the banks of the Bad River has left only about 15 feet of land separating the pipeline and the river."

Zack Budryk reports for The Hill June 19, 2023.

Source: The Hill, 06/21/2023