Enbridge Energy will replace a section of a controversial pipeline that runs beneath the Saint Clair River with a tunnel. It will also examine similar treatment for a section of Line Five that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac.
State officials say they’re growing increasingly frustrated as Enbridge Energy reports new spots where Line Five has exposed metal. Line Five runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan.
Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is stepping away from leading a petition drive to switch to a part-time Legislature.
The petition drive is widely seen as an effort to boost a candidacy for governor. But in his announcement about the change in leadership, Calley dropped no hints on his future plans. Running a ballot campaign while running for governor would present a host of legal and practical problems, however. Calley told The Associated Press he plans to focus his work on “a broader agenda” for Michigan going into 2018 and beyond.