Enbridge Energy


(MPRN-Lansing) A federal appeals court says an Enbridge oil pipeline that runs through a northern Michigan national forest does not need a new permit to continue operating. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The state has extended the deadline for companies to bid on work studying of Enbridge Line 5. That’s the oil and gas pipeline that runs under the Mackinac straits. 

The state has signed an agreement with Enbridge Energy to ensure that heavy crude oil will not be shipped through a pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. But the agreement does not change anything because Enbridge Line 5 is not built to carry heavy crude.

Enbridge Sponsors Mackinac Water Monitoring

Aug 13, 2015

Enbridge Energy is sponsoring new efforts to monitor waters above its aging pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

Enbridge is working with the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) out of Michigan Technical University to build and operate a buoy to measure currents in real time. That information will be made available for anyone to view online.

“At the present time there is no real-time water flow measurements through the Straits of Mackinac. And that is absolutely the first starting point if there is a disaster in that area,” said GLRC Director Guy Meadows.


The chairman of the Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club says a new report on pipeline safety in Michigan “gets it about half right.”