Shutting down the Line 5 pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac – even if only temporarily – will send adverse effects rippling throughout Michigan, other areas of the Midwest and, as well, Ontario and Quebec.
That’s according to not only Enbridge, which operates Line 5, but also the refineries that rely on the pipeline to supply the fuel provided to consumers at the fuel pump and such major customers as Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Read More
An Ingham County judge ordered Enbridge on Thursday to shut down its Line 5 pipeline after the company reported last week that the line had sustained damage.
The order follows a temporary restraining order requested by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. Read More
Enbridge Inc. rebuffed a request from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to shut down Line 5 after one of the supports for the pipeline sustained damage, according to a statement released by the company on Saturday.
Enbridge owns Line 5, a set of two 20-inch pipelines running under the Straits of Mackinac that pump crude oil. The company notified the state on Thursday that an anchor support on one of the pipelines had “incurred significant damage,” according to a statement from Whitmer’s office. The damage was reportedly discovered on or around May 26. Read More
The Michigan Court of Claims ruled in favor of Enbridge Energy on Thursday, effectively reinstating a controversial deal the company had with former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Read More
Grand Traverse County became the fourth county in Michigan and the first county in the Lower Peninsula to pass similar resolutions approving the proposed Enbridge Line 5 tunnel. Other counties passing resolutions in favor of the proposed Line 5 project include Gogebic, Iron and Dickinson. Read More
U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called for the shutdown of Line 5 in Michigan in a tweet on Thursday afternoon, simultaneously citing the climate crisis and supporting the Green New Deal. Read More