Line 5

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.

On a conference call Wednesday, Environmental, Tribal, and Business groups said “it’s decision time” for Governor Whitmer on the Line 5 Pipeline.


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Some Michigan tribes can now legally intervene in the controversial Line 5 permitting process.

The move comes as the energy company Enbridge wants to put the pipeline in a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac.

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Environmental groups say now is the time for Governor Whitmer to shut down the Line 5 pipeline permanently.

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