Line 5

A 65-year-old pipeline that carries crude oil beneath a sensitive waterway connecting two of the Great Lakes could be replaced with pipes buried in a tunnel or partially enclosed in trenches that would pose virtually no risk of leakage but require years and hundreds of millions of dollars to build, according to a report released Friday.

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Governor Rick Snyder wants an oil and gas pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac to eventually be de-commissioned. Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta tells us the governor said so speaking to reporters on Mackinac Island.


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Environmental groups are using a large gathering of Michigan’s political and business leaders on Mackinac Island to pressure the state to shut down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5.  


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.


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State officials have given Enbridge Inc. permission to install 22 more anchor supports along twin pipelines at the bottom of the waterway linking Lakes Michigan and Huron.

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Russian social media trolls meddled in the debate over the Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac, according to a report by a US House Committee.


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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.


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Enbridge Energy will be on the hot seat when the Michigan pipeline safety board meets Monday in Lansing. The Canadian company will be asked to explain how it’s ensuring the oil pipeline Line Five is safe.

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State officials say the flow of crude oil through twin underwater pipelines has been halted temporarily because of high winds and waves in the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet.

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