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Judge Upholds Law Allowing Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Tunnel

Nov 1, 2019
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan legislators did not violate the state constitution with their decision to allow construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes, a judge said Thursday.

Enbridge Says Gap Opens Beneath Great Lakes Oil Pipeline

Aug 7, 2019
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Erosion has created a gap beneath an oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes channel that's wider than allowed under an agreement with the state of Michigan, oil transport company Enbridge Inc. said Wednesday.

Michigan AG Sues To Shut Down Oil PIpeline In Great Lakes

Jun 27, 2019
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general sued Thursday to shut down dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an "unacceptable risk."

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general says she'll move to shut down an oil pipeline in the Great Lakes if the governor can't find a "swift and straightforward" resolution.

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is open to allowing construction of tunnel beneath the lakebed to house a new segment of Line 5 in the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet.

Michigan Governor Open To Allowing Great Lakes Oil Tunnel

Apr 17, 2019

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she's open to allowing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, despite ordering state officials not to act on a tunnel plan developed by her predecessor.

Judge Orders Closer Look At Great Lakes Oil Spill Plans

Apr 1, 2019

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a government agency to take a closer look at pipeline company Enbridge's plans for dealing with a potential oil spill in the waterway connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration previously approved the Canadian company's spill response plans for areas traversed by Line 5, which carries oil from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia, Ontario. A portion runs along the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan officials halting work toward a Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel :

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Canadian pipeline company Enbridge says it's "surprised and disappointed" by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's finding that a law authorizing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan is unconstitutional.