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Opinion | Line 5: an unnecessary and imprudent investment

Opinion | Line 5: an unnecessary and imprudent investment

October 19, 2020 | Stanley 'Skip' Pruss

Guest Commentary: Long-term market trends and recent events strongly suggest the need for fossil fuel-related infrastructure is decreasing significantly.  

After possible Ice Age discovery, group urges halt to Line 5 tunnel

After possible Ice Age discovery, group urges halt to Line 5 tunnel

October 15, 2020 | Kelly House

A group composed mostly of Native American women say they’ve discovered evidence of an Ice Age cultural site in the Straits of Mackinac, and they want state officials to investigate before making decisions about Enbridge’s plan to drill a tunnel under the Straits.

Michigan lawmakers want to make Enbridge Line 5 anchor strikes a felony

Michigan lawmakers want to make Enbridge Line 5 anchor strikes a felony

October 15, 2020 | Kelly House

Following a series of recent strikes to the Line 5 pipeline, the legislation would ban large boats from dropping anchor in the Straits of Mackinac and force operators to pay for any resulting damage.

 Judge: Enbridge can resume full operations on Michigan Line 5 pipeline

Judge: Enbridge can resume full operations on Michigan Line 5 pipeline

September 9, 2020 | Kelly House

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James Jamo on Wednesday said Enbridge can resume normal operations on Line 5, which had been partially shut down for months after damage was discovered to an anchor support on the lakebottom petroleum pipeline.

Enbridge just wants a permit. Michigan critics want to bring down Line 5

Enbridge just wants a permit. Michigan critics want to bring down Line 5

September 8, 2020 | Kelly House

As the Public Service Commission considers whether to allow Enbridge to move pipelines into a tunnel, opponents hope to elevate the case into a broader discussion over whether Line 5 is good for Michigan.

Opinion | Michigan's energy future relies on Enbridge's Great Lakes tunnel

Opinion | Michigan's energy future relies on Enbridge's Great Lakes tunnel

September 8, 2020 | Mark Griffin

We don’t do ourselves any favors if we aren’t honest about the challenges the state will face without the Line 5 tunnel.

Opinion | Whitmer’s legacy will be affected by Line 5. It's time for her decision.

Opinion | Whitmer’s legacy will be affected by Line 5. It's time for her decision.

September 3, 2020 | Mike Shriberg

We’ve seen that Governor Whitmer has nerves of steel, strong decision-making skills and demonstrates great leadership – it’s time to apply that approach to Line 5 by following through on her promise to decommission it. 

Opinion | Michigan has opportunity to take action against Line 5 pipeline

Opinion | Michigan has opportunity to take action against Line 5 pipeline

August 19, 2020 | Kate Madigan

If built, the pipeline would be a major contributor to global warming for up to 99 years— the permit period Enbridge requests. But scientists tell us we must eliminate climate emissions in a few decades, and cut carbon emissions in half within 10 years, this writer says.

10 years later, Kalamazoo River spill still colors Enbridge pipeline debate

10 years later, Kalamazoo River spill still colors Enbridge pipeline debate

July 24, 2020 | Kelly House

A decade since oil spewed into the Kalamazoo River from Enbridge’s Line 6B, the cleanup effort is ending. But the spill’s legacy lives on in the debate it sparked over Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac.

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.

Opinion | We can’t trust Enbridge – we must close Line 5

Opinion | We can’t trust Enbridge – we must close Line 5

June 28, 2020 | Larry Bell

The founder of Bell’s Brewery had a front-row seat to a massive Enbridge oil spill near Kalamazoo in 2010, and he has no patience for those who want to give Enbridge the benefit of the doubt on Line 5.

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.

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