Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison led a coalition of 14 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief supporting Michigan’s efforts to move its lawsuit against Enbridge back to state court. Michigan’s lawsuit seeks to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which passes beneath the Straits of Mackinac and poses a serious spill risk to the Great Lakes region. In their brief, the AGs argued that the case should be heard in state court because there is no federal issue at hand that is “substantial enough to deprive the state its sovereignty to hear state-law claims regarding state property brought by a state official in state court.”
- Documents: Amicus Brief
- Document Type: Briefs
- States: Connecticut Delaware Hawaii Illinois Massachusetts Minnesota New Jersey New Mexico New York Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island Washington Washington, D.C.
- Issues: Fossil Fuels Natural Resources Oil and Gas Pipelines Public Health Public Lands & Wildlife Water Water Pollution
- Era: Non-Federal
- Action Type: Litigation