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EGLE Extends Review Of Proposed Line 5 Tunnel Project

Dec 3, 2020
Lester Graham / Michigan Radio

State regulators plan to take a little more time reviewing the permit applications for Enbridge’s proposed Line 5 tunnel project in the Straits of Mackinac.

Michigan Governor Seeks Shutdown Of Great Lakes Oil Pipeline

Nov 13, 2020
Mackinac Bridge
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took legal action Friday to shut down a pipeline that carries oil beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.

Mackinac Bridge
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed preexisting energy justice crises like costly utility bills and the dangers of energy pollution, which may not have gained attention otherwise, according to a recent study. 

A Look Back: 10 years After The Largest Inland Oil Spill In The U.S.

Jul 23, 2020
Public Domain / USEPA Environmental Protection Agency

The worst oil spill into an inland waterway in U.S. history happened right here in Michigan, 10 years ago.

A Canadian energy company is suing the shipping company whose tugboat anchor allegedly dented an aging oil and gas pipeline in Michigan earlier this year.

Mackinac Bridge photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

A new bill by state lawmakers would prohibit any anchor dropping in the Straits of Mackinac. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports this comes after an anchor damaged an oil and gas pipeline.

Enbridge Energy has submitted a report to the state on possible alternatives to continuing to run an oil and gas pipeline on the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac.  

Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta tells us neither of the alternatives would shut down the line.  

Governor Rick Snyder has approved six-month ban on ships dropping anchor in the Straits of Mackinac. As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, it’s a response to a mishap in April that caused a mineral oil spill and damage to Enbridge Line 5.

An electrical cable that leaked hundreds of gallons of mineral oils into the Straits of Mackinac will be inspected – as soon as the weather clears up.

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Protestors gathered at the state Capitol Thursday. They once again called for a controversial pipeline to be shut down. But as Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports, the participants included a seasonal cast of characters.