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Enbridge Will Be On The Hot Seat At Michigan Pipeline Board Meeting

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

Enbridge has to explain why areas of protective coating on Line Five where it runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac were accidentally removed, and give an update on the company’s plans to comply with an agreement to fix that. 

Guy Jarvis with Enbridge says the company understands the fate of Line Five hangs in the balance. 

“We’re committed to the letter and spirit of this important agreement, and to the options outlined in the agreement that move us to a longer-term set of decisions about the future of Line 5.”

Environmental groups will demand the state pipeline council call for the shutdown of Line Five as a threat to the Great Lakes.

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

Rick Pluta is the managing editor for the Michigan Public Radio Network.
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