The news just gets crazier and more coincidental every day.
Just days after the Colonial Pipeline shut down, Michigan has ordered the shutdown of the Enbridge Pipeline to Canada.
Michigan officials say that a section of the pipeline, Line 5, is too dangerous to continue operation.
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer originally campaigned on shutting down the pipeline.
Back in November, she revoked the easement that was granted to Enbridge, which permitted Line 5 from crossing under the Straits of Mackinac.
“These oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac are a ticking timebomb, and their continued presence violates the public trust and poses a grave threat to Michigan’s environment and economy.”
Here's the latest from the Guardian:
The state of Michigan has told a Canadian energy company it must shut down a controversial oil and gas pipeline by Wednesday amid growing fears that a spill would be catastrophic to the region, in a feud which threatens to strain relations between Canada and the United States.
The company’s refusal to comply with the order, and swift support from top Canadian officials, highlights the politicized nature of pipelines, which campaigners have used as a target in the fight against climate change.
For nearly 67 years, Enbridge has moved oil and natural gas from western Canada through Michigan and the Great Lakes to refineries in the province of Ontario.
But Michigan says that one section to the pipeline – Line 5 – is too risky to continue operating.
In November, the Michigan governor, Gretchen Whitmer, announced a plan to revoke the easement granted to Enbridge, which permits Line 5 to cross under the Straits of Mackinac. Whitmer set 12 May as the deadline for the Canadian energy giant to shut down the pipeline.
“These oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac are a ticking timebomb, and their continued presence violates the public trust and poses a grave threat to Michigan’s environment and economy,” Whitmer’s office said in a statement.
The company says it has never experienced a leak in the underwater section of Line 5 and is currently working to tunnel beneath the lake bed to further improve the safety of the pipeline. But in the last two years, the pipeline has been struck by boat anchors and cables. And in 2010, a separate Enbridge pipeline spilled 3.2m litres of oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River.
Whitmer, who campaigned on shutting down the pipeline, has received support from Democratic attorneys general as well environmental campaigners and Indigenous communities on both sides of the border.
“Should anything that’s being transported in these 67-year-old pipelines get into the Great Lakes, it would have devastating effects and irreparable consequences,” said the Anishinabek Nation grand council chief, Glen Hare, who represents 39 First Nations across Ontario.
What gives here?
Biden shut down the Keystone Pipeline.
Next, the Colonial Pipeline was shut down.
Now Michigan shuts down the Canadian Pipeline...
Are we supposed to believe that this is all just one big coincidence?
According to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, absolutely not.
On Tuesday, Carlson warned Americans that the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline was orchestrated.
He said that on some level, the White House approves of this disaster.
Tucker Carlson: "They Did This on Purpose."
Of course, none of this should be a shock to anyone.
Joe Biden told us exactly what he planned to do.
This whole mess started with his promise to shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline.