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“The Green Room” series on pipelines continues.  In the previous three segments we discovered the web of underground infrastructure is more complex and extensive than most realize.  And, while pipelines are safer than other forms of energy transport, threats to water are high on the list of concerns.  Where are the pipeline policy decisions being made?  In this segment, we look for “the deciders.”


DTE Ordered To Explain Improper Power Shutoffs

Feb 6, 2018
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A state commission will take a hard look at DTE Energy’s past improper shutoffs.  The Michigan Public Service Commission will hold an evidentiary hearing against the company.


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There’s been a shakeup at the agency responsible for Michigan energy policy.  People are being re-assigned as the agency’s leader leaves state government for the private sector.


Straits of Mackinac
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State agencies have weighed in on the controversial Enbridge Line 5 pipeline.


Straits of Mackinac
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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. 

  

oil well
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A state lawmaker says Michigan should encourage more companies to take oil out of existing wells that have already been capped.  Jake Neher has more.