DETROIT — An environmental
group is accusing the federal government of misjudging an
emergency response plan for a major oil pipeline that runs
The National Wildlife
Federation filed a lawsuit Monday against a pipeline safety
agency, saying the government in 2013 failed to account for
impacts on wildlife, plants, and Great Lakes shore if Line 5
The pipeline belongs to
Enbridge, a Canadian company. It runs from Wisconsin to
Ontario, Canada, including the Straits of Mackinac, which
connect Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
The government didn't
immediately respond to a request for comment. Enbridge says
Line 5 is always monitored and any oil flow can be stopped
within three minutes.
The lawsuit was filed in
Detroit federal court. The wildlife group says the Straits
aren't appropriate for the pipeline.