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    Biden Admin Weighing Shutting Down Another Pipeline, White House Confirms






    An above-ground section of Line 5 at Enbridge's Mackinaw City pump station in Michigan. The state of Michigan has told Enbridge it must shut down the pipeline by May 12. (John Flesher/AP Photo)

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    Biden Admin Weighing Shutting Down Another Pipeline, White House Confirms


    Deputy press secretary confirms Biden administration reviewing environmental impact
    By Jack Phillips
    November 8, 2021 Updated: November 8, 2021

    A White House press secretary on Monday confirmed the Biden administration is reviewing shutting down the Line 5 pipeline after anonymously sourced reports said federal officials were quietly studying its potential environmental impact.
    When pressed by a reporter during a news conference, White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre disputed reports saying President Joe Biden is going to shut down the pipeline, which stretches from Canada into Michigan. However, she conceded that the Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing the matter.
    “Yes, we are. We are,” Jean-Pierre said. “I thought you were saying that we were going to shut it down, but that is not inaccurate. The Army Corps of Engineers is preparing an environmental impact [statement] to look through this.”
    Jean-Pierre added that “any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate,” and an Environmental Impact Statement “will help inform any additional action or position the U.S. will be taking on the replacement of Line 5.”
    Line 5 is part of a pipeline network that moves crude oil and other petroleum-based products from Canada, transporting some 500,000 barrels per day.
    On Sunday, Politico reported that the administration is weighing the potential market impacts of closing down the pipeline in the face of Republican, Canadian government, and industry opposition. More than a dozen GOP lawmakers last week sent a letter to the president warning that the move would further cause gas prices to increase amid already-high prices.
    Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has also sought to shut down one segment of the pipeline, ordering Enbridge Inc. to stop operations in May due to concerns about a section running under the Straits of Mackinac leaking into the Great Lakes.
    But in October, the Canadian government, which backs Enbridge and Line 5, escalated the dispute and invoked a decades-old treaty between Canada and the United States.
    White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 4, 2021. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)Protesters were able to force the shutdown of the pipeline for several hours on Oct. 20 after they trespassed onto a Michigan facility and tampered with the pipeline equipment. Line 5’s operator was able to get the pipeline up and running after several hours.
    Last week, the Biden administration received a letter from Michigan’s 12 federally recognized Native American tribes, urging him to back Whitmer’s effort to shut down the line.
    “We view Line 5 as an existential threat to our treaty-protected rights, resources, and fundamental way of life as Anishinaabe people of the Great Lakes,” their letter said, Detroit Metro Times reported.
    And around the same time, Ohio General Assembly Bob Latta, a Republican, and 12 other lawmakers sent a letter of their own to the White House and warned that closing the pipeline would further trigger spikes in energy prices.
    “As we enter the winter months and temperatures drop across the Midwest, the termination of Line 5 will undoubtedly further exacerbate shortages and price increases in home heating fuels like natural gas and propane, at a time when Americans are already facing rapidly rising energy prices, steep home heating costs, global supply shortages, and skyrocketing gas prices,” Latta wrote.
    Meanwhile, Jean Pierre’s comment comes as Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, a former Democrat governor of Michigan, conceded in a Sunday interview that winter energy prices would increase for most Americans and noted: “It will be more expensive this year than last year.”
    The federal Energy Information Administration released a report in October stating American households that rely on natural gas to heat and power their homes could spend an average of $746 to heat their homes this winter, which is an increase of 30 percent from the previous winter. Gasoline prices, meanwhile, have continued to surge, with AAA data showing the average price of a gallon of regular gas rising to a seven-year high of $3.422.
    Earlier this year, Biden signed an executive order suspending the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to the interior United States. The move also drew pushback from the Canadian government.

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