Straits of Mackinac

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory /

Two lawsuits were filed suits this week against VanEnkevort Tug and Barge, the company allegedly responsible for an anchor drop on cables beneath the Straits of Mackinac in April.

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Enbridge Energy has submitted a report to the state on possible alternatives to continuing to run an oil and gas pipeline on the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac.

Line 5 report: Canada gains, Michigan gets little

Jun 5, 2018
Flickr User Doug Kerr /

A new report argues that Line 5, the twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac, threatens Michigan’s environment and economy, and does little else.

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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.

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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.