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Governor Whitmer's Office Statement on Line 5 Decision

June 25, 2020
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Governor Whitmer’s Office Statement on Line 5 Decision

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Whitmer’s office released the following statement from Press Secretary Tiffany Brown after Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James S. Jamo granted Attorney General Dana Nessel’s motion for a temporary restraining order requiring Enbridge Energy to cease all transport operations of its Line 5.

“Governor Whitmer applauds the court’s decision to issue a temporary restraining order to shut down Line 5 immediately, following severe damage to an anchor support. Enbridge’s decision to continue pumping crude oil through the Straits of Mackinac with so many unanswered questions was reckless and unacceptable. Enbridge owes a duty to the people of Michigan and must answer to the state for how it treats our Great Lakes. The governor will continue working to keep our water safe.”