Pipeline Footage Sparks New Concerns: Read up on updates and history of Enbridge’s Line 5

Pipeline Footage Sparks New Concerns: Read up on updates and history of Enbridge’s Line 5
May 15, 2019 Natasha Blakely
Straits of Mackinac pipeline - known as Line 5, image courtesy the University of Michigan

Video showing Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 pipeline taking damage was recently released and has sparked new debate on the risks associated with having an oil pipeline running through the Straits of Mackinac.

Enbridge’s Line 5 has been a major issue of concern for both Michigan’s previous administration as well as the current one, with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel releasing a statement on April 29 declaring that she would “use every resource available to our office to shut down Line 5 to protect our Great Lakes.”

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used an executive order in late March to halt action on a proposed tunnel around Line 5 before later reopening talks with Enbridge mid April.

Enbridge has also been a concern in Minnesota with its Line 3 pipeline.

Want to understand the history of Line 5? Watch Great Lakes Now’s documentary “Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes”:

Award-Winning Documentary: Great Lakes Now film earns journalism honor

Read up on the implications of the recently released photos and video:

Photos and video of damage to Line 5 released

Video shows ‘shocking’ aftermath of Line 5 anchor strike

Anchor Awareness: Michigan Gov. Whitmer issues emergency order after video of Line 5 damage is released


Refresh your memory on the controversy and events surrounding the issue of the Line 5 pipeline in the Great Lakes:

Enbridge pipelines remain an issue in Great Lakes region

Here’s what’s next in fight over Enbridge Line 5 pipeline in Straits of Mackinac

Whitmer reopens talks with Enbridge; revised Line 5 tunnel deal an option

What did reporters ask about the New Enbridge Line 5 Tunnel Agreement?

Senate Committee Hearings on the Line 5 Pipeline

U.S. senator gives Line 5 operator failing grade in public trust


Here are Enbridge’s statements on Line 5:

Straits infrastructure project moves forward

Enbridge looks forward to a strong partnership with the Mackinac Bridge Authority

State of Michigan and Enbridge agree on measures to further protect the Straits of Mackinac



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