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Protesters “Evict” Enbridge After It Defies Governor’s Order to Shut Down Line 5 Pipeline

HeadlineMay 14, 2021

In Michigan, protesters gathered at the state Capitol in Lansing before delivering “eviction notices” to Canadian oil transport company Enbridge, after it defied an order from Governor Gretchen Whitmer to shut down its Line 5 pipeline by a Wednesday deadline. Whitmer called Enbridge’s actions “unlawful” and warned the state of Michigan would seize its profits if it continues to operate. The pipeline carries 23 million daily gallons of crude oil and natural gas under the Straits of Mackinac, a fragile waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Whitmer called the pipeline a “ticking time bomb.”

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