Enbridge Line 5

Mackinac Bridge photo
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On a conference call Wednesday, Environmental, Tribal, and Business groups said “it’s decision time” for Governor Whitmer on the Line 5 Pipeline.

Straits of Mackinac
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A Michigan judge granted four tribes the right to participate in Enbridge’s Line 5 permitting process last week. The Canadian energy company is looking to relocate and build a tunnel to house its pipeline at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac.

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After an unknown incident caused Enbridge Energy to shut down the east leg of Line 5 last week, Attorney General Dana Nessel has requested that the entire pipeline be temporarily shut down until the damage is investigated further.

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Bernie Sanders has become the second Democratic presidential hopeful to call for shutting down an oil pipeline that crosses a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.

Five Line 5 protesters holding signs in downtown Lansing
Ray Garcia / WKAR-MSU

Opponents of the Line 5 pipeline staged a protest in downtown Lansing nine years to the day after one of the worst oil spills in the midwest.

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Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee waded into a Great Lakes regional controversy on Wednesday, calling for the defeat of a plan to construct a disputed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel that connects two of the lakes.

Mackinac Bridge
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UPDATED at 5:00p.m. :  Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel wants a court to shut down an oil and natural gas liquids pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac. Nessel says the line is a potential hazard to the Great Lakes.


Straits of Mackinac
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Operators of refineries in Ohio are worried that a potential shutdown of a Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan could push up their costs or even force them to close.

Straits of Mackinac
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has plans to meet with Enbridge Energy officials this week to try to reach an understanding on the future of Line Five. That’s the oil and gas line that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. We have more from Capital Buerau Chief Rick Pluta.


Michigan AG Nessel Vows To Stop Line 5 Pipeline

Apr 30, 2019
Mackinac Bridge
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced she will use every resource available to shut down the Line 5 pipeline beneath the straits of Mackinac. 


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