pipeline safety

"Continuing to move up to 23 million gallons of crude oil per day through 62-year-old, underwater pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac is too risky and not necessary, an environmental group said Monday." (Detroit Free Press)

Gregory Varnum, Wikimedia Commons

Elevated levels of lead in Flint’s drinking water and a long-delayed and much criticized study of the aging oil pipeline underneath the Straits of Mackinac have a common thread in the eyes of commentator Gary Wilson. 


"The 62-year-old segment of Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline underwater, at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac, has been generating the most buzz and concern lately over how a spill from it would harm the Great Lakes." (Detroit Free Press)

WMUK

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow have introduced legislation designed to prevent oil spills on the Great Lakes. The Michigan Democrats unveiled the bills on Wednesday.  Peters joined WMUK to discuss the proposals.


Michigan Public Radio Network

Dozens of protesters rallied at the state Capitol on Thursday against an aging pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. 

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