WASHINGTON – Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario are forming a united front in the fight to reverse Michigan’s shutdown of a key cross-border pipeline.
Energy ministers from all three provinces are urging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to reconsider her attack on Enbridge’s Line 5.
The ministers are testifying before a special House of Commons committee examining Canada-U.S. relations.
Whitmer has ordered the 65-year-old pipeline shut down because it crosses the Straits of Mackinac, a sensitive area of the Great Lakes.
Enbridge has gone to court to get the order reversed — a legal challenge the provinces want Ottawa to join.
Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage says shutting down the line would create a dangerous precedent for other cross-border pipelines between Canada and the United States.29dk2902l