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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.

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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.


Attorney General Dana Nessel
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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says she will move next month to decommission a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the state's governor cannot resolve the issue with operator Enbridge.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is requiring large vessel operators to verify they're not dragging their anchors on the bottomlands when passing through the Straits of Mackinac.

Michigan AG Nessel Vows To Stop Line 5 Pipeline

Apr 30, 2019
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Attorney General Dana Nessel announced she will use every resource available to shut down the Line 5 pipeline beneath the straits of Mackinac. 


Attorney General Dana Nessel
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Michigan's attorney general pledged Monday to move to shut down an oil pipeline in the Great Lakes if the governor doesn't find a "swift and straightforward" resolution to the contentious issue.

Gov. Whitmer Open To Allowing Great Lakes Oil Tunnel

Apr 17, 2019
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is reportedly considering a tunnel for an oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.


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Michigan residents are worried about a spill of the Line 5 underwater oil pipeline in to the Straits of Mackinac and are even more concerned about a rupture during winter’s icy conditions, new Michigan State University research finds.


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Michigan's new governor and attorney general moved quickly Wednesday to review the legality of a contentious state deal to run an oil pipeline beneath a crucial section of the Great Lakes.

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A second member has resigned from a state panel recently established to oversee construction of a proposed oil pipeline tunnel beneath the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan.

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Michigan officials took another step Thursday toward construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel that links Lakes Huron and Michigan by asking the Mackinac Bridge Authority to accept oversight responsibility for the proposed structure.

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The U.S. Coast Guard says ships can't drop anchor in the Straits of Mackinac unless they have permission.

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Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth fills us in on the new plan for the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, gives an update on the PFAS water problem and says to not believe everything you see in political ads on TV. 


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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.


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