Canada formally invokes 1977 treaty in bid to prevent Enbridge Line 5 shutdown

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The Detroit News

The Canadian government on Monday formally invoked a 1977 treaty that the country’s officials say prevents the U.S. government or Michigan from disrupting the operation of Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline, effectively pulling the Biden administration into the dispute over the pipeline’s future. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer quickly reacted by saying she was “profoundly disappointed” by Canada’s decision and called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reverse the invocation. Gordon Giffin, a former U.S. ambassador to Canada under President Bill Clinton who is now acting ascounsel for the governme…

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