- The decision considers a vital success for Calgary-based Enbridge Inc.
- U.S. Circuit Court Judge Janet Neff announced the long-awaited penned decision late Tuesday, corresponding with Enbridge that its fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration includes ‘substantial federal issues.’
Enridge Inc.’s fight with Michigan Gov:
Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. secured a major triumph in the Line 5 fight Tuesday as a judge in Michigan denied the state solicitor general’s attempt to get the fight above the cross-border pipeline opposed out of federal court.
U.S. Circuit Court Judge Janet Neff announced the long-awaited penned ruling late Tuesday, agreeing with Enbridge that its fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration includes “substantial federal issues.”
The judgment solves one of the central issues in the case — whether a federal court is a decent panel for it — and gives added weight to Enbridge’s debate that the standoff is a significant mutual problem with results for both nations, and is for Canada and the U.S. to solve.
In her judgment, Neff stated she’s convinced that the Line 5 case includes a “substantial federal question” and that hearing it won’t ruin Michigan’s right to solve state problems. Source – cbc.ca
“The court maintains that the Enbridge bodies have carried their load of showing that this work was well extracted from state court,” she pens. Source – cbc.ca
“The scope of the claim rights the country functions support certainly turns on the idea of federal law that forces those virtues, and this court is a relevant forum for resolving these disputed and substantial federal issues.” Source – cbc.ca
Ruling a vital success for Enbridge
The decision indicates a vital triumph for Enbridge, which asked the transit from state to federal court in the first point, a move the state of Michigan has been challenging for the last year.