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Enbridge Oil and Gas Tunnel Deal Illegal, Michigan AG Says

March 28, 2019, 9:12 PM

Canadian energy giant Enbridge’s deal to construct an oil and gas tunnel under Lake Michigan was approved illegally, Michigan’s attorney general ruled.

Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) issued a March 28 formal opinion arguing a lame-duck statute quickly creating an agency to approve permitting for the tunnel didn’t meet several requirements of Michigan laws. Thus, any approval of the project is invalid, she said.

The opinion sets up a legal battle that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) promised as a cornerstone ...

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