State agencies weigh in on Enbridge Line 5 pipeline

Aug 7, 2017

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State agencies have weighed in on the controversial Enbridge Line 5 pipeline.

Five agencies submitted comments about a draft report on potential alternatives to the pipeline.

The pipeline sends oil and liquid natural gas across beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

In June, an independent agency released a draft report about possible alternatives to the decades-old pipeline.

   The state agencies suggested improvements for the final draft. For example, what happen if a small hole slowly leaked oil out of the line?

Melody Kindraka is with the state Department of Environmental Quality. She says the report will play a role in deciding the future of the line.


“For it to be a very valuable resource it needs to cover a lot of the different parts that are associated with this issue.”

Kindraka says she expects a final draft of the report to be done in the fall.