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Old Oil Pipeline Under Straits of Mackinac at Center of Petition Drive

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Image credit: National Wildlife Federation

Company says Enbridge Line 5 is in great shape but conservation community wants changes

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The reason we got involved is that we think the State is taking too long and we can’t afford a risk of that pipeline actually leaking”

 

A 60-year old pipeline running under the Straits of Mackinac is at the center of a new petition drive.

The age of Enbridge Line 5 has become a rallying cry for conservationists and others who say the pipeline presents too much risk for the waters of the Great Lakes. 

Jeffrey Hank is Vice Chair of the Keep Our Lakes Great Committeewhich plans to began collecting petition signatures today.

Hank tells WDET’s Amy Miller that the petition doesn’t shut down the pipeline. He says among other things, it restricts the pipeline from carrying crude oil, and requires hefty insurance policies.

Click on the audio link above to hear the entire conversation

 

 


Amy Miller, Reporter/Producer

Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.

amiller@wdet.org Follow @wdetamy

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