Pipeline politics.

A four-mile section of oil and gas pipeline called Line 5 is the center of a local and regional battle pitting economic interests against environmental and Tribal concerns, The New York Times reports.

Line 5 politics are also national because both Michigan and Wisconsin are battle-ground states. Like it or not, Presidential election politics are going to bigfoot many climate-relate decisions.

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Cat Clifford

Senior Science and Economics Correspondent