State halts work on Great Lakes pipeline tunnel

State halts work on Great Lakes pipeline tunnel

Photo: Enbridge Line 5 is an oil and natural gas pipeline that crosses under the St. Clair River from Michigan to Sarnia. The pipeline’s future is being debated in Michigan where the governor has promised to shut it down. FILE PHOTO / /THE OBSERVER

Enbridge says it is “surprised and disappointed” by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order this week for state agencies to stop work on a project to build … [more…]

Enbridge report on Straits of Mackinac pipelines angers Michigan

underwater photo: Enbridge report on Straits of Mackinac pipelines angers Michigan

Sixteen sections of underwater oil and gas pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac were found unsupported on the Great Lakes bottom during 2003 inspections — spans of 140 feet or longer, well beyond state requirements for mooring the pipe. Keith Matheny/Detroit Free Press (Photo: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality)

Areas of missing protective coating on aging, underwater oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac are larger than state officials were

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