626 F.Supp.3d 1030 (2022)

BAD RIVER BAND OF the LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBE OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS OF the BAD RIVER RESERVATION, Plaintiff and Counter Defendant, v. ENBRIDGE ENERGY COMPANY, INC., and Enbridge Energy, L.P., Defendants and Counter Claimants. v. Naomi Tillison, Counter Defendant.

United States District Court, W.D. Wisconsin.

Signed September 7, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Christopher C. Miller , David A. Giampetroni , Ian P. Fisher , Riyaz A. Kanji , Kanji & Katzen, PLLC, Ann Arbor, MI, Joshua C. Handelsman , Ann Arbor, MI, Oday Salim , National Wildlife Federation, Ann Arbor, MI, Rachel Nicole Hanson , Bruce T. Wallace , Hooper Hathaway PC, Ann Arbor, MI, Claire R. Newman , Cory J. Albright , Jane Steadman , Philip Tinker , Kanji & Katzen, PLLC, Seattle, WA, David P. Hollander , Douglas Maynard Poland , Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison, WI, for Plaintiff and Counter Defendant Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation.

David L. Feinberg , Michael C. Davis , Justin Nemeroff , Zakariya Varshovi , Venable LLP, Washington, DC, David Hyler Coburn , Shannen Wayne Coffin , William Thomas Hassler , Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC, Eric M. McLeod , Joseph S. Diedrich , Husch Blackwell, LLP, Madison, WI, Xochitl S. Strohbehn , Venable LLP, New York, NY, for Defendants and Counter Claimants.

Claire R. Newman , Jane Steadman , Philip Tinker , Kanji & Katzen, PLLC, Seattle, WA, Riyaz A. Kanji , Christopher C. Miller , David A. Giampetroni , Kanji & Katzen, PLLC, Ann Arbor, MI, for Counter Defendant Naomi Tillison.

Michael Andrew Skwierawski , Ted Anthony Warpinski , Davis & Kuelthau, s.C., Milwaukee, WI, Tiffany Woelfel , Davis & Kuelthau, S.C., Green Bay, WI, for Amicus National Wildlife Federation.

David R. Jury , Pro Hac Vice, Pittsburgh, PA, Matthew Lutwen , Pro Hac Vice, United Steelworkers International Union, Pittsburgh, PA, Frederick Perillo , The Previant Law Firm, S.C., Milwaukee, WI, Victoria Louise Bor , Sherman Dunn, PC, Washington, DC, for Amicus United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO/CLC.

Scott Rosenow , WMC Litigation Center, Madison, WI, for Amicus Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Inc.

Scott Allen Keller , Michael B. Schon , Pro Hac Vice, Lehotsky Keller LLP, Washington, DC, for Amici American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, Association of Oil Pipe Lines.

Scott Allen Keller , Lehotsky Keller LLP, Washington, DC, for Amicus American Petroleum Institute.

Andy Buchsbaum , Buchsbaum & Associates, LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, for Amicus Great Lakes Business Network.

Margaret Catherine Stalker , Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Grand Rapids, MI, for Amici Michigan Propane Gas Association, National Propane Gas Association, Wisconsin Propane Gas Association.


Enbridge Energy owns and operates an oil and natural gas pipeline that extends 645 miles between Superior, Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ontario. By virtue of various, long-term easement agreements, the pipeline was constructed in part on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin on parcels...

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