Unable to Lockdown Her State, Gov. Whitmer Decides to Lockdown a Pipeline


After being told to play nice or play somewhere else by the Michigan Supreme Court, Governor Whitmer chose:  Play somewhere else.  The Michigan air waves have been much quieter following the Michigan Supreme Court’s declaration that several Executive Orders are unconstitutional.  The quiet reminded me of the quiet when you don’t hear your children playing, almost as if she were locked in her room at the Governor’s Mansion pouting like a petulant toddler.  Unfortunately, she has found a new target for her bullying, the Enbridge Corporation, and the noise in the news cycle is back.

Whitmer’s office notified the Canadian company that it was revoking an easement granted in 1953 to extend a roughly 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) section of the pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac. The revocation will take effect within 180 days, at which point the flow of oil must stop.