Shutting down Line 5 could put energy supply and jobs at risk.

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Michigan Order Enbridge To Shut Down Line 5

Michigan’s anti-pipeline governor issued orders to shut down Line 5 without any facts to back up their decision.

The Facts:

Shutting down Line 5 could put energy supply and jobs at risk.


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Ontario tries to keep Great Lakes oil pipeline flowing, despite Michigan’s planned shutdown

As Michigan’s anti-pipeline Governor and Attorney General launch their latest attack on reliable energy supplies, Ontario is going on the defensive to keep Line 5 flowing. In a written statement, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford noted that “Enbridge’s Line 5 is a key artery that connects North American crude oil to Ontario. Ontario’s four refineries ensure that Ontario, Quebec, Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region are supplied with essential products like home heating fuels, gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel,”. Clearly, there are massive implications in the shutdown that the Michigan governor’s office is not taking into account.

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