Enbridge Energy will replace a section of a controversial pipeline that runs beneath the Saint Clair River with a tunnel. It will also examine similar treatment for a section of Line Five that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac.
Rick Pluta reports on a new announcement from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian oil transport company Enbridge Inc. on a timeline for determining the future of twin pipelines beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge.
State officials say they’re growing increasingly frustrated as Enbridge Energy reports new spots where Line Five has exposed metal. Line Five runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan.Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta has more.
The state is ordering Enbridge Energy to take swift action to fix portions of the Line Five energy pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. As we hear from Rick Pluta, corrosion protections were eroded during maintenance work on the line.