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.
Andre Lopes Massa is currently an undergraduate student at George Mason University. He writes for his own personal website, The Historical Nerds, and is a columnist for the Nolan Chart.