Enbridge and State Reach Pipeline Agreement
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 06:02:17 EST
Environmental groups, including the Michigan Sierra Club, are adamantly opposed to an agreement reached between Governor Rick Snyder and Enbridge, the owner of the controversial Line 5 pipeline under the straits of Mackinac.
Activists believe the only way to foolproof Line 5 is to decommission it.
The deal sets a timeline for the future usefulness of the pipeline and will require Enbridge to shut Line 5 down temporarily during storms that cause high waves.
The agreement also calls for such things as undertaking a study, in conjunction with the state, on the placement of a new pipeline or the existing dual pipelines in a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Underwater camera installations to monitor the pipeline, installing leak detection equipment, avoiding vessel anchor strikes, and increasing transparency are other considerations.
Line 5 is a 645-mile pipeline that begins in Superior, Wisconsin, and terminates in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. It transports up to 540,000 barrels a day of light crude oil and natural gas liquids.
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