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”:
Read up on the implications of the recently released photos and video:
Refresh your memory on the controversy and events surrounding the issue of the Line 5 pipeline in the Great Lakes:
Here are Enbridge’s statements on Line 5: