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“Michigan AG Asks Judge To Suspend Operation of Line 5”

“LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking an Ingham County judge to temporarily halt Enbridge's operation of Line 5 after state officials learned last week that an anchor support had sustained damage.

The company had shut down the line, which features two pipelines that run parallel to one another in the Straits of Mackinac, after discovering the problem Thursday. But on Saturday, Enbridge spokesman Ryan Duffy said an inspection of the west leg had been completed and “the issue with the screw anchor assembly” was isolated to the east leg.

The company ‘resumed normal operations' on the west leg at about 2 p.m. Saturday, Duffy said.”

Craig Mauger reports for the Detroit News June 22, 2020.


“Gov. Whitmer Requests Line 5 Shutdown After Enbridge Restarts Undamaged Half Of Pipeline” (MLive)

“Enbridge Rebuffs Whitmer, Won’t Close Line 5 After Damage To Anchor Support” (Bridge)