Oral Arguments Begin in Michigan Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against Line 5

Oral arguments start Friday in Attorney General Dana Nessel’s lawsuit against Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline.

In Ingham County Circuit Court Friday morning, lawyers for Nessel argued continued operation of the pipeline under a 1953 easement violates the public trust and that it’s a public nuisance and violates the Michigan Environmental Protection Act.

Enbridge says Line 5 has operated safely under the 1953 easement.

They say there is no change in the operating condition or the law to support the AG’s lawsuit.

Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader as we work to bring you the latest on the hearing.