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Controversial Michigan Pipeline Tunnel Given Final Approval

Controversial Michigan Pipeline Tunnel Given Final Approval

A controversial plan to dig a tunnel under the Great Lakes in order to replace aging oil and natural gas pipelines was given the final go-ahead Wednesday, Crain’s Detroit reported. The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority, created just last week by outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder, approved a deal between the state of Michigan and the Canadian […]

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    Controversial Michigan Pipeline Tunnel Given Final Approval

    Controversial Michigan Pipeline Tunnel Given Final Approval

    A controversial plan to dig a tunnel under the Great Lakes in order to replace aging oil and natural gas pipelines was given the final go-ahead Wednesday, Crain’s Detroit reported. The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority, created just last week by outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder, approved a deal between the state of Michigan and the Canadian […]

    Michigan Gov. Signs Bill to Keep Line 5 Pipeline Flowing

    Michigan Gov. Signs Bill to Keep Line 5 Pipeline Flowing

    Michigan’s outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation on Wednesday that creates a new government authority to oversee a proposed oil tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac to effectively allow Canadian oil to keep flowing through the Great Lakes. The controversial tunnel will encase a replacement segment for Enbridge Energy’s aging Line 5 pipelines that run […]

    Four Questions About the New Line 5 Pipeline Report

    Four Questions About the New Line 5 Pipeline Report

    By Beth Wallace In June, the state of Michigan released a draft report on alternatives to Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which pumps up to 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) per day along the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac. The draft report, written by Dynamic Risk, was met with heavy […]

    Why the Line 5 Oil Pipeline Threatens the Great Lakes

    Why the Line 5 Oil Pipeline Threatens the Great Lakes

    An aging oil pipeline moves 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids per day along the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron crash into each other in the heart of the Great Lakes. This pipeline—Line 5, built in 1953—is operated by the same company responsible for one […]

    Enbridge’s Great Lakes Pipeline Has Spilled 1 Million Gallons Since 1968

    Enbridge’s Great Lakes Pipeline Has Spilled 1 Million Gallons Since 1968

    Enbridge Energy Partners‘ aging Line 5 pipeline, which runs through the heart of the Great Lakes, has spilled more than 1 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids in at least 29 incidents since 1968, according to data from the federal Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration obtained by the National Wildlife Federation. Built in […]