Line 5

Michelle Jokisch Polo / WKAR-MSU

Protesters met at the Michigan Capitol Thursday in opposition to Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline. The gathering took place a day after a shutdown deadline ordered by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.


Straits of Mackinac
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan Public Service Commission will consider the environmental impact of greenhouse gasses in its decision on the future of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 as part of an order issued Wednesday.

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.

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A Michigan judge ruled Wednesday to keep a temporary restraining order against Enbridge in place while allowing the company to resume operations through the western leg of the Line 5 pipeline.

Straits of Mackinac
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Lawyers sparred in court Tuesday over Attorney General Dana Nessel’s request for a preliminary injunction against Enbridge Energy.

Straits of Mackinac
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan’s Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface.

Mackinac Bridge
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

Erosion has created a gap beneath an oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes channel that's wider than allowed under an agreement with the state of Michigan, oil transport company Enbridge Inc. said Wednesday.

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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
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

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.


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