Canadian and U.S. officials met in late July for technical discussions about Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 pipeline, said Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S. Kirsten Hillman.
Michigan is trying to shut down the pipeline, which is a major source of oil and petroleum products to Canada’s Ontario and Quebec provinces.
“It takes a while, it’s complicated, there’s different stakeholders, but I feel like we’re working collaboratively there,” said Ms. Hillman, in an interview.
Canada last year invoked a 1977 treaty with the U.S., which triggered bilateral negotiations over the pipeline.
Michigan had sued Enbridge in court to revoke permitting that allowed the pipeline to snake along the bottom of the environmentally sensitive Straits of Mackinac.
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