Line 5 Pipeline

Enbridge refuses to shut down Line 5

17 hours ago

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.

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Environmental groups are responding to news that the state will retain an outside expert to review the Line 5 tunnel project.

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For the first time ever, a tribal nation has intervened in a proceeding before the Michigan Public Service Commission. 

The impacts of the Line 5 oil spill a decade later

Jul 24, 2020
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Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 oil and gas pipeline is embattled. Environmental groups and tribal governments say it poses a critical threat to the Great Lakes where it passes through the Straits of Mackinac. The line faces challenges in court including from the state Attorney General. But as Sehvilla Mann reports, no one paid much attention to Line 5 until the oil spill on the Kalamazoo River 10 years ago.