In-order to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline that runs under the Straits of Macinac, Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel has threatened to “use every resource available”, in a statement on Monday.
It was just a month ago that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered a halt to the work on a tunnel beneath the Straits as part of the plan to replace a section of Line 5. Attorney General was responding to media inquiries regarding her position on the oil pipeline and its fate.
According to Enbridge, replacing the section of Line 5 is the only way to lower the risk of oil leaking into Lakes Huron and Michigan to nearly zero.
Although the Michigan Legislature approved in December 2018 for the pipeline project to replace the 65-year-old line, the battle for the fate of the pipeline still remains.