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Biden Admin Issues Statement Against Shutting Down Line 5

Photo: Mark Hoffman ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

April 11, 2024 ~ The Biden admin finally weighed in on the future of Line 5, arguing that its shutdown would harm U.S.-Canadian relations but its owner should also recognize Native Americans‘ sovereign rights to their lands.

The federal report commented on an ongoing legal battle out of Wisconsin between Enbridge, the owner of the oil pipeline, and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, with a district court judge ruling in 2023 that the portion on Native American land should be removed by 2026. The pipeline has faced criticisms for decades, with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel embroiled in her own legal battle against the pipeline over its placement in the Straights of Mackinac.


April 11, 2024 ~ The U.S. government is now arguing that the closure of Line 5 could impact relations between the U.S. and Canada. Wayne State University‘s Kevin Ketels joins Kevin Dietz and Tom Jordan to talk about how this could impact the oil supply chain.