A federal judge ruled against similar language in a South Dakota law last year that was deemed too vague.
A three-member board overseeing the tunnel project for the state is scheduled to hold its first meeting Wednesday.
The remaining six weeks of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s eight-year term will be crucial for the Line 5 pipeline.
The Energy News Network spoke with the architect of a legal argument designed to force government action on climate change.
Lawmakers have tweaked a bill meant to deter damage from pipeline protests, but opponents still say the bill could be unconstitutional.