Mackinac Bridge

Five Reasons the State Must Consider Climate in the Oil Tunnel Decision

October 29, 2020 | |

Enbridge is attempting to permit and build a tunnel under the Great Lakes to relocate its aging Line 5 oil and natural gas liquids pipeline. The pipeline tunnel would carry millions of gallons of climate-harming fossil fuels every day through our state for up to 99 more years. There is no doubt that extending the life of this pipeline would exacerbate climate change and the impacts we are already seeing in Michigan.

Enbridge needs to get state approval to build its tunnel, so Michigan Climate Action Network (MiCAN) joined the legal experts at Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) to formally intervene in the permit process at the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) and make sure the impacts this new oil infrastructure would have on the climate are considered.

Read the full story at the Michigan Climate Action Network website.

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