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Nessel v Enbridge Sent Back to State Court

Advocates Praise Federal Appeals Ruling In Bid to Shut Down America’s Most Dangerous Oil Pipeline.

In response to the news that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s lawsuit against Canadian oil corporation Enbridge was successfully removed to state court, Sean McBrearty, campaign coordinator for Oil & Water Don’t Mix, issued the following statement:

“The U.S. Sixth Circuit on Nessel v. Enbridge decision today is a pivotal moment for determining the future of our state, and the 6th Circuit Court panel got it right - only a state court is able to enforce Michigan laws in order to protect the health and safety of our residents and the Great Lakes.

Nessel Line 5 Case Returns to State Court

“Now, the case returns to Michigan’s 30th Circuit Court in Ingham County, and we’re hopeful for a legal decision that will ensure the health and safety of Michiganders for years to come rather than ensuring the future of a foreign fossil fuel polluter with a shady track record of operating in Michigan. The fight to shut down America’s most dangerous oil pipeline in the heart of the Great Lakes continues, and we’re thankful for champions like Attorney General Nessel and Assistant Attorney General Dan Bock for standing for the people of Michigan against unreliable polluting corporations like Enbridge.”

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  • Bill Latka
    published this page in News 2024-06-17 18:05:00 -0400

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