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Court: Michigan Great Lakes tunnel deal constitutional

Nuts, bolts and fittings are ready to be added on June 8, 2017, to the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline near St. Ignace, Michigan, as Enbridge prepares to test the east and west sides of the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac in Mackinaw City, Michigan. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP, File)

The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that legislators did not violate the state constitution by allowing the construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes, clearing the way for the project to proceed unless another court intervenes.

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Michigan AG will attempt to shut pipeline down in June if there’s no deal

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel attends an event for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in Clawson, Michigan, on March 18. Nessel says she will try next month to decommission a Great Lakes oil pipeline if Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cannot come to terms with the operator of the line, Enbridge. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said on Wednesday she will try in June to shut down a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the governor cannot reach a resolution with the operator of the line, Enbridge, saying the state will be in "great peril" if oil continues to flow under a delicate waterway.

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