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Canada voices support of Line 5 continued operations

Enbridge Energy

Canadian officials urged the U.S. Senate today to support the continued operation of Line 5. They say the pipeline is key to energy security in North America.

Politicians from both nations called for a strong North American energy alliance.

U.S. Senators asked Canadian officials how the two countries can strengthen their relationship and improve energy security.

Jason Kenny is the Premier of Alberta. “For starters…. Stop efforts to shut down current infrastructure, like Line 5.” Kenny says a treaty between Canada and the U.S. should prevent that shutdown. “That’s why I call on the United States government to join Canada in demanding that the Governor of Michigan respect the 1977 … Pipeline transit treaty by abandoning her efforts…”

Litigation is ongoing between Michigan and Enbridge, the Canadian company that operates Line 5. Canada is asking the U.S. Government to step in and prevent a shutdown.