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(MPRN) A controversial pipeline that carries crude oil and natural gas liquids under the Straits of Mackinac is on its way toward being decommissioned. Sort of. On Tuesday, Governor Rick Snyder’s administration announced an agreement with Enbridge, the owners of the decades old Line 5 pipeline. 

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How big a threat is Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac to the Great Lakes? That’s the question that a documentary from Detroit Public Television attempted to answer.

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Mary Ellen Geist says the Enbridge Energy pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac is mysterious in part because it’s so far down under water. The Great Lakes Bureau Chief for Detroit Public Television says the documentary Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes answers some of the questions about the pipeline, its purpose and the risks.

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(MPRN-Lansing) An electrical cable that leaked hundreds of gallons of mineral oils into the Straits of Mackinac will be inspected – as soon as the weather clears up. 

Line 5 Protest Includes Santa And A Horse

Dec 22, 2017
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(MPRN-Lansing) Thursday, dozens of people, and a horse, called on the governor and state Attorney General to shut down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5. That’s the pipeline that carries oil and natural gas liquid under the Straits of Mackinac.

Protestors gathered outside the state Capitol. Including Clifford, a horse from Drummond Island. Nancy Bailey is Clifford’s “human.” She said Clifford is a therapy animal, but he came to the protest because of environmental concerns surrounding Line 5 and a potential leak.