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LINE 5

Enbridge said it could not find a leak and believe the contamination was from a past spill.
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission says Wisconsin DNR analysis includes flaws "large and small."
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered it to shut down no later than May 12.
Oil shipment is a critical concern.

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LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is shutting down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, citing multiple violations by the company of the 1953 easement with the state, along with a duty to protect the Great Lakes.
At issue is a proposed replacement of the 67-year-old, twin pipelines Enbridge currently operates along the Straits of Mackinac lake bottom.
Those who wish to comment during the public hearing are strongly encouraged to pre-register by 3 p.m. (Eastern time) on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.
Most commenting in a virtual public meeting with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources opposed the pipeline.
Enbridge restarted one of two pipelines under Straits of Mackinac without explaining how the other was damaged.
The proposed pipeline reroute would stretch approximately 42 miles of new 30-inch pipeline south of the Bad River reservation.

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The decommissioning and removal of Enbridge’s old Line 3 oil pipeline would be a shovel-ready project that would help Minnesota move forward after the pandemic crisis abates. As Minnesotans, we should spare ourselves the upheaval that would result if Enbridge begins to lay any new pipe. Markets are recoiling from the Canadian tar sands collapse. And the long-term threats of climate change aren’t going away, even as Enbridge’s plans for a replacement Line 3 continue to divide the state.
It would replace the underwater segment of the Line 5 pipeline that runs from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia, Ontario.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison: “The people of Michigan, who share the Great Lakes with us, have as much of a right to control their underwater land as the people of Minnesota do. By supporting Michigan, I’m protecting Minnesotans.”

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