Oil Spill


The state has lifted an “avoid contact” order for the Pine River and downstream waterways impacted by an oil spill last week.


State officials and Enbridge Energy continue to spar over whether the company is legally bound to pay for cleanup of a potential oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac.

Sara Byks

Researchers from Central Michigan University are working on Beaver Island to find ways to protect the Great Lakes from an oil spill by improving the appetites of microbes

New report details risks of Line 5 spill

Jul 20, 2018
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An independent report released Thursday analyzes the risks of a worst-case scenario oil spill from Enbridge's Line 5.

Concern about Line 5 - which runs through the Straits of Mackinac - has grown after an anchor dented the 65-year-old pipeline in April.