Ambassador warns about impacts of potential Line 5 shutdown
Published Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:20PM EDT
OTTAWA -- Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S., Kirsten Hillman, told CTV News Channel’s Power Play on Thursday that the potential shutdown of the Line 5 pipeline could see Quebec and Ontario reliant on truck and rail transport to get crude oil.
“It’s not even clear that we have the capacity in our two countries to transport this product in these other means,” she told Evan Solomon.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the pipeline shut down next week, on May 12.
Enbridge says it will fight Whitmer’s directive.
Hillman breaks down the impacts of a potential shutdown in the video at the top of this article.