Editors' Notes: MIRS asked four political observers how hard Enbridge will fight the issue of building a $1 billion tunnel in court when — as long as the tunnel isn't built — Line 5 will remain in service.
Jen Eyer, a partner at Vanguard Public Affairs, said Enbridge will need to stay aggressive because Nessel's end game is to close down Line 5.
“Enbridge should not feel confident about Line 5 remaining in operation if the tunnel isn’t built,” Eyer said. “Attorney General Nessel made it very clear during her campaign that she believes the state has the authority to shut it down. And if she’s right, she’ll make it happen.”
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