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.
Sheila K. Johnson is an anthropologist, freelance writer, and editor. Her husband's final book, Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope(Metropolitan Books), has just appeared in paperback.