Judge Rules In Favor of U.S. Forest Service in Line Five Lawsuit

A judge ruled in favor of the government in a lawsuit over a controversial pipeline.

Enbridge’s line five begins in Wisconsin and runs all the way to Ontario, passing through the Straits of Mackinaw.

The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service.

They say the service didn’t do an environmental analysis when Enbridge’s right of way permit was renewed.

The judge says the agency didn’t have to do one and that the agency’s decision was appropriate.

Enbridge sent 9&10 News this statement saying in part:

“We support the court’s ruling today, which affirmed that the U.S. Forest Service properly renewed Enbridge’s permit. We operate our pipeline with valid permits and in compliance with all laws and regulations. Keeping line 5 operating is a good thing for Michigan.”