Enbridge Energy

Line 5 Protest Includes Santa And A Horse

Dec 22, 2017
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Thursday, dozens of people, and a horse, called on the governor and state Attorney General to shut down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5. That’s the pipeline that carries oil and natural gas liquid under the Straits of Mackinac.

Protestors gathered outside the state Capitol. Including Clifford, a horse from Drummond Island. Nancy Bailey is Clifford’s “human.” She said Clifford is a therapy animal, but he came to the protest because of environmental concerns surrounding Line 5 and a potential leak.

An EPA employee holds one of the types of booms used to clean up the Kalamazoo River oil spill in 2010. Patrick Miles of the U.S. Attorney's Office (middle) and acting EPA regional administrator Robert Kaplan (right) made the announcement about the Enbrid
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(MPRN-Lansing) Members of a pipeline advisory board are criticizing a deal Governor Snyder struck with the energy company, Enbridge. They are calling for the line to be temporarily shut down. 

File photo of protesters calling for the shutdown of Line 5
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Enbridge Energy will be on the hot seat when the Michigan pipeline safety board meets Monday in Lansing. The Canadian company will be asked to explain how it’s ensuring the oil pipeline Line Five is safe. 

Protesters call for the shutdown of Line Five - file photo
Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Enbridge Energy will replace a section of a controversial pipeline that runs beneath the Saint Clair River with a tunnel. It will also examine similar treatment for a section of Line Five that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) State officials say they’re growing increasingly frustrated as Enbridge Energy reports new spots where Line Five has exposed metal. Line Five runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan. 

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