Sunday, August 05, 2012

A Glimpse of Enbridge Muscle

Enbridge Muscle in Michigan

This is what happens when you don't play ball with Enbridge.   You wind up with a couple of armed guards on your property - just in case.

Livingstone county farmer, Keith Huff, has an Enbridge problem.   He's in a right-of-way court dispute with the pipeline company.   Unbeknownst to Huff, Enbridge went to court to get a restraining order against Huff and sent a pair of gun-toting security goons on to his property, just in case.

[Huff] "maintains the company is trespassing because he has not reached a compensation settlement with Enbridge for access to his property.   He said he wants an appraisal done before workers step foot onto his property.

"Enbridge spokesman Joe Martucci says the guards were placed near Huff''s property as a precautionary measure to ensure Huff didn't interfere with the project's early work.

"He said the company doesn't believe Huff poses a physical threat."

Did you get that?   Enbridge doesn't believe Keith Huff poses any physical threat so they get a restraining order against the guy and park two armed guards on  his property.


crf said...

The guards are near his property, according to the story, not on it.

e.a.f. said...

welcome to freedom in America, corporate style. You get to be free as long as we get what we want for free.

Boris said...

On it, near it. The point is intimidation.

On that, it would be interesting to see Enbridge's (and the province/federal gov'ts) security thinking and budgetting for Gateway.