Enbridge Energy

Enbridge refuses to shut down Line 5

17 hours ago
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The operator of the dual pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac is refusing the State of Michigan’s demand to shut it down.

Line 5’s days may be numbered

Nov 13, 2020
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That’s after an announcement from the Governor and the State Department of Natural resources today (Friday).

They told oil company Enbridge it can no longer operate the twin pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac after this Spring.

Lester Graham

The Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Energy has been eager to show news media its new Enbridge Straits Maritime Operations Center in Mackinaw City. Its purpose is to try to prevent another anchor strike or other damage to Line 5, the dual pipelines carrying oil and natural gas liquids.

Nick Damico

A judge ordered on Wednesday that Enbridge Energy can resume operating the eastern leg of the Line 5 pipeline.

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Dozens of people made comments on Enbridge’s Line 5 tunnel proposal in a virtual meeting Monday night.

The Canadian oil and gas company wants to build a passage in the bedrock beneath the Straits of Mackinac to house the oil pipeline.

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