Michigan AG Filed Amicus Brief Supporting Bad River Tribe’s Motion to Shut Down Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed an amicus brief supporting a request by the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation for a court order to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. The pipeline—part of which trespasses on the Bad River Reservation, according to a court ruling last year—is at risk of rupturing due to rising water levels and increasing bank erosion of the Bad River, which is located in northern Wisconsin. A rupture would cause oil to spill into the river as well as nearby Lake Superior. AG Nessel’s brief urges the Wisconsin federal court to grant the Band’s emergency motion for injunctive relief and order Enbridge to shutdown Line 5. AG Nessel is also part of an ongoing lawsuit in Michigan to shut down Line 5.