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.
Michelle Fawcett Ph.D., is adjunct professor in the Media, Culture and Communications Department at New York University. She is currently traveling across the US covering the Occupy movement.