Canada

State pushes back against Enbridge’s request to pause Line 5 suit during Canada treaty talks

BY: - July 22, 2021

Updated, 8:58 a.m., 7/23/21, with comment from Enbridge In a court filing Friday, Attorney General Dana Nessel shot back against Canadian oil company Enbridge’s “legally unfounded suggestion” that State of Michigan v Enbridge should be put on pause while Canadian and U.S. officials discuss the possibility of a Line 5 closure. Arguing on behalf of […]

Canada: Line 5 lawsuit should pause until treaty talks with U.S. are complete

BY: - June 29, 2021

The Canadian government is asking again that the litigation between Michigan and Canadian oil company Enbridge pause as officials from both countries hold talks about the potential of a Line 5 shutdown. Michigan and Enbridge are currently awaiting a decision from a federal judge on which court — state or federal — will preside over […]

How Biden could impact the Line 5 shutdown fight

BY: - May 19, 2021

With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel at the helm, the state of Michigan’s position on the embattled Line 5 oil pipeline is crystal clear as the Democratic leaders fight to shut down the Canadian pipeline in state and federal court. What remains a mystery, however, is the federal government’s position on the […]

First Nation tribe rejects nuclear waste site on Lake Huron

BY: - February 3, 2020

An indigenous community has uprooted a Canadian energy company’s plan to build a permanent nuclear waste repository by the shore of Lake Huron, after years of vocal opposition to the proposal by Canadian and American lawmakers and residents. The company, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), began considering the spot in Ontario across from Michigan’s “Thumb” years […]

House measure urges Canada not to store nuclear waste on Great Lakes

BY: - January 31, 2020

A bipartisan measure aimed at putting “moral pressure” on Congress to prevent Canada from storing nuclear waste on Lake Huron has advanced from a House committee. Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has been eyeing a spot on Lake Huron, right across the lake from Michigan’s “Thumb,” as one of its two top choices to […]

Peters, Stabenow decry potential Canadian nuclear waste site on Lake Huron

BY: - December 6, 2019

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) of Canada has narrowed it down to two options for a nuclear waste storage facility, one of which is on Lake Huron. U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) are concerned about the environmental impacts. The facility will either be built in southern or northwestern Ontario […]

Bills would allow cheaper drugs from Canada, but concerns raised about supply and safety

BY: - December 5, 2019

Bills aimed at lowering health care costs by importing less expensive drugs were heard Thursday in the Michigan House Health Policy Committee, but opponents say this isn’t a viable option.  No action was taken on the bills. The two-bill package, sponsored by state Reps. Tommy Brann (R-Wyoming) and Steven Johnson (R-Wayland), would allow Michiganders to […]