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Thursday, 07 July 2022 18:53

Regulators reopen Line 5 case calling for more safety assurances from Enbridge

Michigan energy regulators have reopened a case involving Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline and the company’s request to build an underground tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac, calling for more information on the line’s current and future safety.

Published in Energy
Friday, 10 December 2021 17:12

Tribal leaders say state’s consultations on Line 5 are lacking

A little more than a year after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered Enbridge to shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, the state retreated on its key lawsuit seeking to close the twin pipelines.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 13 May 2021 17:46

Line 5 critics challenge business advocates on shutdown potential

Business advocacy groups from around the Great Lakes argued this week that shutting down Line 5 would lead to a crisis in regional oil and gas markets, although pipeline critics say that forecast is overblown.

Published in Energy

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 10:52

Enbridge tells state it has no intention of shutting down the Line 5 pipeline

Enbridge Inc. plans to continue operating Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac until a tunnel is completed to house the twin oil and natural gas liquids pipelines, a company official said in a letter Tuesday to the Whitmer administration.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 20 December 2020 17:30

Clean energy, Line 5, electric choice on Michigan’s energy docket in 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order in late September creating a long-term climate change plan calling for the state to be carbon neutral by 2050.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:20

Whitmer shifts Line 5 dynamic ahead of legal dispute, tunnel uncertainty

In a move sought for years by environmental advocates, tribes, and hospitality and tourism businesses, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer this month notified Enbridge Inc. that it would no longer have the state’s permission to operate the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

Published in Energy

Friday, 13 November 2020 13:56

Whitmer to shut down Line 5 pipeline in Straits of Mackinac, leaves tunnel plan open

The state is moving to terminate an agreement that has allowed the Line 5 pipeline to operate in the Straits of Mackinac for the past 67 years, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a bombshell environmental announcement Friday.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 13 August 2020 17:02

Tribes granted permission to assert treaty rights in Line 5 tunnel case

LANSING — Four Michigan tribes have been granted permission to participate in a regulatory case involving plans to tunnel the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, giving three of them an opportunity to formally assert their treaty rights this way for the first time.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 25 June 2020 14:24

Court order temporarily shuts down Line 5 pipeline

An Ingham County Circuit Court judge has ordered Enbridge to immediately shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, saying the company inadequately disclosed information about damage to support structures discovered last week. 

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 13:27

‘Reeling’ from COVID, Great Lakes biz group joins call for immediate Line 5 shut down

A coalition of businesses supporting the Line 5 pipeline’s closure in the Straits of Mackinac is backing Attorney General Dana Nessel’s effort to do just that after “significant damage” to the line was disclosed late last week.

Published in Economic Development