Line 5 dispute 'directly and significantly' impacting Canada-U.S. relations: Enbridge

WASHINGTON -

Lawyers for Enbridge Inc. are asking a judge in Michigan to consider the bilateral implications of the state's bid to shut down the Line 5 cross-border pipeline.

Newly filed court documents say the dispute is now well and truly a federal matter because Canada has formally invoked a 1977 pipeline treaty with the United States.

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