June 27th, 2019
After weeks of talks between Enbridge and Governor Whitmer to reach a conclusion on the proposed tunnel project through the straits of Mackinac, Enbridge ended negotiations by walking away from the table and filing suit against the State of Michigan. In response, on June 27, 2019 Attorney General Nessel used her independent authority to file suit against Enbridge. Michigan LCV supported that decision and joined a coalition of environmental groups asking the Governor to join the lawsuit. Despite urging from the environmental community and others who supported Governor Whitmer on her campaign, Whitmer has not yet joined AG Nessel in her lawsuit. The Governor joining the suit would decidedly strengthen the AG’s lawsuit, and we are disappointed in her office for not yet taking this important step to fulfill her campaign promises and protect one of Michigan’s most valuable resources.