Gov. Snyder says he is 'no longer satisfied' with Enbridge Mackinac pipeline


Even our typically pro-business Gov. Rick Snyder is starting to get worried about Line 5.

On Monday, Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy issued a new report on the status of its controversial 64-year-old Straits of Mackinac oil and gas pipeline.

The report noted even more gaps were found in the pipeline’s aging coating during its last inspection, according to the Department of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources. Inspections were completed at 48 of 128 locations, and a majority of the 48 areas were found to have the coating gaps, the report stated.

The news comes after Enbridge had previously defended the pipeline, saying in March that the coating gaps were merely “limited.”…

Original published: 2017-11-14 13:22:00 Read the full Detroit News here


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