Biden administration confirms it's considering shut down of part of Line 5 oil and gas pipeline

Published Nov 08 2021 at 7:47 PM GMT
  • The Biden administration is looking at potentially shutting down an existing segment of the Line 5 oil and gas pipeline that serves the Midwest, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Monday, confirming reports on the issue last week.
  • "The Army Corps of Engineers is preparing an environmental impact statement on Line 5 and the construction of that replacement line," she said.
  • "The EIS will help inform any additional action or position the US will be taking on the replacement of Line 5" Democratic Michigan Gov.
  • Gretchen Whitmer has sought to shut down that segment of pipeline amid concerns about the potential for a spill in the Straits of Mackinac, putting her at odds with Canadian energy pipeline company Enbridge and Canada's government.
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  • Published Nov 8, 2021 7:47 PM GMT