State laws that are inconsistent with the federal ban now in effect are preempted by federal law; however, to the extent that it does not conflict with federal law, state regulation may still remain viable.
This section identifies potential effects related to oil spills and operational releases. However, the federal ban currently in place does not appear to affect leases or permits issued prior to the enactment of the Energy Policy Act.
However, as mentioned above, Canada only allows directional drilling, thus making a spill into the Great Lakes more unlikely than offshore well locations. Sections of Line 5 south of the crossing could also continue distributing oil produced in northern Michigan —about 10, barrels per day— to southern refineries.
If these resources are federal property, a taking would not occur. These are described below. Other Ecosystem Impacts Discharge of oil can also lead to changes in coastline and aquatic habitat. During the process of drilling, environmental problems can occur through leaks, spills, and blowouts, among other things.
Chronic exposure typically occurs from continuous oil releases—leaking pipelines, non-point sources e. Directional drilling would likely mitigate the risk of spills into the Great Lakes.
A preliminary issue is whether the federal ban on oil and gas leasing or permitting would be covered by federal navigational servitude. According to the U.
However, the study states that there is a potential risk associated with leaks at the wellhead, which would be located onshore. Spills and leaks can also occur during transport. In effect, Enbridge is building an oil transport network for Canadian tar sands oil that replaces the Keystone XL pipeline — cancelled by President Obama in November — which would have transported up tobarrels daily from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
In addition, this section discusses directional drilling, an activity that could have environmental consequences. Toxins from spills in the Great Lakes can settle into sediments and persist for many years.
Exploration for oil and gas deposits may yield economic benefits, such as jobs and revenue for the owner. Both substances contain a variety of toxic chemicals that could be hazardous to the ecosystem. Twin oil pipelines running below the Straits of Mackinac are unnecessary—and unnecessarily risky—a new study says.
A breakdown of oil and gas estimated resources by Great Lakes state reveals that Michigan has the greatest amount of estimated oil resources under the Great Lakes. Further, no drilling can take place, except by those who obtained leases and commenced drilling prior to April 5, Directional wells are often drilled to reach an oil or gas reservoir where drilling directly overhead cannot be done, such as beneath a shipping lane in the ocean.
Potential Consequences of Drilling There are several potential consequences associated with oil and gas drilling in or near large waterbodies such as the Great Lakes.
Supreme Court has indicated that it rejects conceptual severance of property rights, although this case did not address severance of the mineral estate. The repercussions of congressional action, however, depend to some extent upon the characterization of the regulated resource.
This ban would only affect drilling in U. Longstanding Supreme Court precedent indicates that individual states hold title to the submerged lands beneath the waters within their boundaries that were navigable at the time the state entered the Union.
As discussed above, relatively minimal drilling has occurred for U. The pipeline has garnered intense scrutiny since a report by the National Wildlife Federation brought to public attention a 7. In addition, offshore oil production in the Great Lakes would necessitate increased oil transportation, which would increase the potential for oil spills in the region.Over 40 Years Experience.
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Great Lakes Oil and Gas Estimated Undiscovered Resources; Drilling in the Great Lakes: Background and Issues. Indeed, as described later in this report, some Great Lakes states have enacted permanent bans on providing new oil and gas drilling permits in state waters, other states have no bans, and some are considering permanent bans in.
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