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Michigan Seeks Records on Contentious Enbridge Pipeline Easement

Jan. 13, 2020, 11:48 PM

Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources is demanding records from Enbridge Inc. that appear geared toward bolstering the state’s case to shut down oil and gas lines that lie across the Straits of Mackinac connecting the state’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

The department says in a Jan. 13 letter it is reviewing the state’s 1953 easement for the section of the oil and gas pipelines that traverse 4.5 miles of the lake bed between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The request demands, among other things, records that describe any sections of the Line 5 pipeline that exceed 75 feet in length—something...

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