Bloomberg Law
Sept. 8, 2022, 5:37 PM

Enbridge Line 5 Can Run as Oil Pipe Is Rerouted, Judge Says (1)

Robert Tuttle
Robert Tuttle
Bloomberg News

Enbridge Inc.’s controversial Line 5 oil pipeline can keep operating while the company relocates part of it to avoid an indigenous group’s land, according to a court decision.

A US District Court judge in Wisconsin ruled in favor of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, who said the conduit was trespassing on their territory. Judge William Conley said the group is entitled to a monetary remedy, but stopped short of granting an injunction that would shut the line because it would have “significant public and foreign policy implications.”

“While inclined to grant alternative ...