Enbridge to defy state’s order until court says otherwise

Despite being ordered by Governor Whitmer to cease operations today, Enbridge Energy’s Line Five in Michigan will continue at least for now to transport crude oil between Superior, Wisconsin and Sarnia, Ontario. Spokesperson Ryan Duffy tells WPHM’s Paul Miller that they will continue to operate the pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac and the St. Clair River until a court says otherwise. “This is being litigated in federal court, and that’s where Enbridge is defending it’s right to continue to operate the pipeline,” said Duffy, who added that both sides will be meeting with a mediator on May 18th. Whitmer and many others are concerned about the environmental impact if there’s a spill or leak from Line 5. Duffy states that the pipeline is safe and that if it is shut down there could be a energy shortage.

May 11 Ryan Duffy