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Enbridge lost rods in the Straits. It didn’t tell Michigan for two months.

Enbridge lost rods in the Straits. It didn’t tell Michigan for two months.

December 5, 2019 | Riley Beggin

Enbridge says the accident involving lost rods at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac doesn’t pose an environmental risk. But some environmental groups are worried it indicates problems to come. 

 Enbridge vows to cover costs in ‘unlikely’ case of Michigan Line 5 rupture

Enbridge vows to cover costs in ‘unlikely’ case of Michigan Line 5 rupture

November 6, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

The promise came days after Nessel released a 120-page report raising questions about Enbridge’s financial obligations under a series of agreements that its U.S.-based companies signed with Michigan.

Opinion | Enbridge is not working to protect Michigan waters

Opinion | Enbridge is not working to protect Michigan waters

November 5, 2019 | Liz Kirkwood

Recent developments on the Line 5 tunnel provide another glimpse into Enbridge Energy's playbook of distraction and deception.

Michigan judge rules Enbridge Line 5 construction is constitutional

Michigan judge rules Enbridge Line 5 construction is constitutional

October 31, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

The victory, which could pave the way for the tunnel plan to proceed, is a setback for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who halted work on the project in March. Attorney General Dana Nessel released a 120-page report and vowed to appeal.

How a U.S. scientist unknowingly starred in an Enbridge Michigan ad campaign

How a U.S. scientist unknowingly starred in an Enbridge Michigan ad campaign

September 30, 2019 | Craig Mauger, Jim Malewitz

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it didn’t give Enbridge Energy permission to feature an agency researcher in a statewide advertising campaign to protect the Line 5 oil pipeline. One person who worked with the researcher called the ads “dishonest.”

Enbridge halts Line 5 Michigan ads featuring U.S. scientist, apologizes

Enbridge halts Line 5 Michigan ads featuring U.S. scientist, apologizes

September 30, 2019 | Craig Mauger

The Canadian energy company halted the advertisements after MCFN and Bridge Magazine revealed the company did not have permission to run the photo and critics called the ads misleading.

Opinion | A defense of Enbridge, its environmental record and Line 5

Opinion | A defense of Enbridge, its environmental record and Line 5

September 17, 2019 | Brad Shamla

The vice president of Enbridge’s U.S. operations makes a case for why the company that operates Line 5 under the Mackinac Straits should be trusted.  

Opinion | Enbridge has proven it can’t be trusted with water and Line 5

Opinion | Enbridge has proven it can’t be trusted with water and Line 5

August 30, 2019 | Keith Cooley

Michigan has too much at stake to allow Line 5 to continue operating.

Opinion | Great Lakes need protection. But shutting Line 5 is foolish.

Opinion | Great Lakes need protection. But shutting Line 5 is foolish.

August 14, 2019 | Steve Bucci

Enbridge is taking steps to safeguard the pipeline that pumps $160 million in taxes into Michigan’s economy. Politicians’ knee-jerk proposals to decommission the pipeline would only hurt the working class.

Opinion | Dana Nessel: Line 5 must close to protect all of Michigan

Opinion | Dana Nessel: Line 5 must close to protect all of Michigan

July 22, 2019 | Dana Nessel

Michigan’s attorney general explains why she sued to close the controversial Line 5 gas pipeline that passes beneath the Mackinac Straits.

Michigan AG Dana Nessel files lawsuit to shut down Line 5 in Mackinac Straits

Michigan AG Dana Nessel files lawsuit to shut down Line 5 in Mackinac Straits

June 27, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is seeking court order to decommission Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac, citing a “continual threat of grave harm” to the Great Lakes. Separately, she’s seeking to dismiss an Enbridge lawsuit to uphold an agreement to bury the pipelines in a bedrock tunnel.

Report: Tug dragged 6-ton anchor for days after denting Line 5 pipeline

Report: Tug dragged 6-ton anchor for days after denting Line 5 pipeline

June 5, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says new federal report detailing anchor strike shows ‘all of the enforcement mechanisms in the world won’t prevent a tragedy.’

Conflict looms for Whitmer, Nessel as Enbridge accelerates Line 5 tunnel plan

Conflict looms for Whitmer, Nessel as Enbridge accelerates Line 5 tunnel plan

May 30, 2019 | Lindsay VanHulle

Enbridge announces it can finish Line 5 tunnel by 2024, setting up potential conflict between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel, who is threatening litigation.

Watch a video of anchor damage to Line 5 in Straits of Mackinac

Watch a video of anchor damage to Line 5 in Straits of Mackinac

May 15, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

As Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer nears decision on a tunnel to protect the pipeline, a video is released of mishap that environmentalists claim shows “Great Lakes dodged a bullet.”  

Opinion | Line 5’s environmental calamities started when it was built

Opinion | Line 5’s environmental calamities started when it was built

May 9, 2019 | Jeffrey Insko

There were concerns about a pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac from the beginning. Now’s not the time to start the cycle over again with a tunnel.

With Line 5 tunnel plan halted, next steps may belong to Enbridge Energy

With Line 5 tunnel plan halted, next steps may belong to Enbridge Energy

April 1, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

The chairman of the board that approved Michigan’s plans to pursue a tunnel around Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 oil pipeline doubts his board could defend its actions in court — because it no longer exists.

Halting Line 5 tunnel is ‘shameful.’ Prepare for a lawsuit, GOP leader says

Halting Line 5 tunnel is ‘shameful.’ Prepare for a lawsuit, GOP leader says

March 31, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey defends process to build tunnel around oil pipeline and says Attorney General Dana Nessel ‘consistently tries … to upset what has been passed into law.’

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer halts action on Line 5 tunnel

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer halts action on Line 5 tunnel

March 28, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

Gretchen Whitmer’s move follows a legal opinion from fellow Democrat Attorney General Dana Nessel, who issued a legal opinion claiming the creation state authority to oversee the tunnel is unconstitutional.  

Judge upholds Line 5 tunnel authority as Dana Nessel’s review continues

Judge upholds Line 5 tunnel authority as Dana Nessel’s review continues

March 11, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

The Michigan Court of Claims ruling won’t end of legal battles surrounding the legality of the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority, created to oversee a tunnel surrounding Enbridge Energy’s Line 5. 

Federal government shutdown idles program that could help in Line 5 spill

Federal government shutdown idles program that could help in Line 5 spill

January 17, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

A computer programming system used to protect changes in Great Lakes would predict the direction of oil in the event of a pipeline mishap. But it’s been idled by the shutdown.

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