A single oil spill from the aging Line 5 pipeline could impact more than 150 miles of coastline. Enbridge has been trying to assure the public that Line 5 is completely safe.
A pattern emerges with rulings that went to extreme lengths to enable corporate law-breaking abroad. High-level courts simply polish up the justifications for corporate impunity provided by lower courts.
Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.