Stories tagged: "Line 5"


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The ‘Pause,’ Election Lawsuits, and New Black Leaders: Michigan’s Weekly News Quiz

Michiganders have been buzzing about Detroit’s vote this week. But do you know the story behind it? Quiz yourself!

This June 2020 photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Enbridge who provided the photos to the state of Michigan, last week said an anchor support on the east leg of the pipeline, right, had shifted. A judge has shut down the pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes, granting a request from the state. The judge says Enbridge hasn't provided enough information to show that continued operation of the west leg of the twin pipeline is safe. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP)
‘Welcome News’: Michigan Seems Pumped That Gov. Whitmer May Kill the Line 5 Oil Pipeline

After decades of risking the Great Lakes, Enbridge Energy company is being held accountable for ‘repeatedly’ violating terms and conditions that keep locals safe.

Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA - May 30, 2020: Exterior of Enbridge Inc. oil pump station at the Straits of Mackinaw. The company transports nearly two thirds of Canada's crude oil exports to the US.
The Enbridge Dilemma: Environmental Groups Aghast at $500M for Great Lakes Oil Tunnel

Brighton resident Mike Wilczynski is concerned about the multi-million tunnel design plan that he says “lacks” in detail.

FILE - This June 2020 file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Keeping a 64-year-old oil pipeline in operation by running one portion through a proposed Great Lakes tunnel would protect Michigan jobs, supporters said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, while opponents described the project as an environmental risk that would contribute to global warming. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP File)
The Line 5 Problem: 70 Years Old and a Ticking Time Bomb

Beth Wallace fights to protect the Great Lakes. She sees no way to respond if there was an oil spill from the Michigan pipeline carrying 540,000 barrels of crude oil each day.

A pipeline easement is about 60 feet north of Ronald Kardos' front porch.
‘I Can See the Devastation’: Michigander Living Near Infamous Oil Pipeline Is Furious

Fenton resident Ronald Kardos shows concern over the pipeline project and impact it could have in Great Lakes State.

This June 2020 file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Michigan sought a pledge Friday, July 17, 2020 from Enbridge Inc. to cover costs that would arise if oil were to leak from its dual pipelines that extend across a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.  (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP File)
Michigan Wants Line 5 Energy Pipeline Company to Pledge $2 Billion in Case of Oil Spill

Michigan leaders contend Line 5 is an environmental hazard that should be shut down.

Photo via State Rep. Greg Markkanen
Trump Wants to Limit Page Counts for Environmental Reports. That Could Hurt Michigan’s Great Lakes.

State Sen. Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock) supports President Trump's environmental rollbacks, which would create shortcuts for Michigan’s controversial oil pipeline — the same shortcuts that contributed to the worst ecological disaster in U.S. history.