Oral Arguments Heard in AG Nessel’s Lawsuit to Shut Down Line 5

There were oral arguments Friday in Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s lawsuit to shut down 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, is 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 Nessel’s lawsuit.

The judge is expected to make a decision in the next few weeks.