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Michigan regulator: Enbridge needs permission to move Line 5 into tunnel

Michigan regulator: Enbridge needs permission to move Line 5 into tunnel

June 30, 2020 | Kelly House

The Michigan Public Service Commission ruled that Enbridge must get its approval to move Line 5 into a tunnel it already had permission to build below the Straits of Mackinac, teeing up a lengthy public debate.

Lawyers for Michigan argue to keep Enbridge Line 5 closed for safety

Lawyers for Michigan argue to keep Enbridge Line 5 closed for safety

June 30, 2020 | Kelly House

Line 5 will remain closed until further notice, after a judge declined to rule from the bench Tuesday on state attorney’s request for a preliminary injunction to keep the petroleum pipeline closed until Enbridge convinces the state it’s safe to reopen.

Michigan judge orders temporary Enbridge Line 5 shutdown

Michigan judge orders temporary Enbridge Line 5 shutdown

June 25, 2020 | Kelly House

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James Jamo orders Canadian oil company Enbridge to cease operations “as immediately as possible,” following reports last week of damage to the lake-bottom petroleum pipeline.

Enbridge Line 5 shutdown prompts Michigan debate over risks vs. economic harm

Enbridge Line 5 shutdown prompts Michigan debate over risks vs. economic harm

June 25, 2020 | Kelly House

After a judge ordered the pipeline temporarily shuttered following damage last week, an Upper Peninsula lawmaker said he feared economic repercussions. But energy analysts say a short-term stoppage won’t cause much pain. 

Michigan Democratic congressional members seek Enbridge Line 5 shutdown

Michigan Democratic congressional members seek Enbridge Line 5 shutdown

June 24, 2020 | Kelly House

In a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Democratic members also called for a federal investigation into what caused damage to an anchor support on the lakebottom pipeline.

Dana Nessel asks for temporary shutdown of Enbridge Line 5 after damage

Dana Nessel asks for temporary shutdown of Enbridge Line 5 after damage

June 22, 2020 | Kelly House

The Michigan attorney general on Monday asked an Ingham County Circuit Court judge to order the closure until more is known about how it sustained “significant damage” to an anchor support.

Enbridge rebuffs Whitmer, won’t close Line 5 after damage to anchor support

Enbridge rebuffs Whitmer, won’t close Line 5 after damage to anchor support

June 21, 2020 | Riley Beggin

An anchor support to one leg of the pipeline was recently damaged. The company says it will continue to operate the other leg under the Straits of Mackinac. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says more needs to be known about the damage before resuming oil flow.

Opinion | Why we're uniting to back construction of Great Lakes Tunnel

Opinion | Why we're uniting to back construction of Great Lakes Tunnel

June 19, 2020 | Lee Graham, John Walsh

Guest Commentary: Building the tunnel protects tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs that rely on the fuel that’s flowing today through Line 5, and keeps the state’s manufacturing, chemistry, tourism and service industries moving.

Enbridge Line 5 shut down after anchor support incurs ‘significant damage’

Enbridge Line 5 shut down after anchor support incurs ‘significant damage’

June 19, 2020 | Kelly House

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday announced the damage and called on Enbridge Energy’s CEO to release “all information available” about the incident in the Straits of Mackinac.

Appeals court sides with Enbridge over Dana Nessel in Line 5 tunnel dispute

Appeals court sides with Enbridge over Dana Nessel in Line 5 tunnel dispute

June 11, 2020 | Kelly House

In a unanimous opinion issued Thursday, a three-judge panel rejected the Michigan Attorney General’s constitutional challenge to the Republican-passed 2018 law that made way for the Line 5 tunnel project.

Line 5 tunnel’s future could hinge on a few words in 2018 law, court learns

Line 5 tunnel’s future could hinge on a few words in 2018 law, court learns

June 3, 2020 | Kelly House

The Michigan Court of Appeals to decide whether a law that paved the way for a planned tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac is constitutional, since words in its title didn’t match the text of the law.

Dana Nessel and Enbridge argue Line 5 pipeline shutdown to Michigan judge

Dana Nessel and Enbridge argue Line 5 pipeline shutdown to Michigan judge

May 22, 2020 | Kelly House

In arguments to an Ingham County judge, lawyers for the attorney general say the pipeline easement below the Straits of Mackinac should never have been granted. Enbridge says the question was settled decades ago by the Legislature.  

Michigan to Enbridge: Line 5 tunnel permit application is incomplete

Michigan to Enbridge: Line 5 tunnel permit application is incomplete

May 6, 2020 | Kelly House

In a letter to the Canadian oil company, state officials said Enbridge must fix omissions in its application to build the Line 5 tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac before they can review the application.

Opinion | Celebrate Earth Day by protecting Michigan environment from Line 5

Opinion | Celebrate Earth Day by protecting Michigan environment from Line 5

April 22, 2020 | Regina Gasco-Bentley, Bryan Newland, Aaron Payment

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the authors say the pipeline is a massive risk to Michigan, our tourism economy and our tribes.

Enbridge moves forward with Line 5 tunnel despite coronavirus lockdown

Enbridge moves forward with Line 5 tunnel despite coronavirus lockdown

April 22, 2020 | Kelly House

The energy giant has submitted a flurry of permit applications in its bid to replace the aging Line 5 oil and gas pipeline, sparking concerns from opponents who argue regulators should delay decisions until the coronavirus emergency ends.

As Michigan battle rages on Line 5, Enbridge quietly buys land for tunnel

As Michigan battle rages on Line 5, Enbridge quietly buys land for tunnel

March 4, 2020 | Ted Roelofs

Enbridge Energy is spending millions for residential properties near Mackinaw City, apparently confident of winning lawsuits contesting a planned tunnel. Local residents say they welcome the revenue for schools and roads. 

Wary of water safety, Michigan residents want stronger regulation

Wary of water safety, Michigan residents want stronger regulation

February 11, 2020 | Alexandra Schmidt

Polling by The Center for Michigan of more than 3,100 residents shows broad support for increased regulations to protect waterways and heightened anxieties about their safety.

Enbridge wins another round over Dana Nessel in Michigan Line 5 tunnel fight

Enbridge wins another round over Dana Nessel in Michigan Line 5 tunnel fight

January 17, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

The Court of Appeals decision this week means Enbridge can move forward for now with next steps on the project, including permit requests needed for tunnel construction

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.

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