Updated August 4, 2017: Enbridge comments on Draft Alternatives Analysis Report for the Straits Pipeline
Enbridge appreciates the State of Michigan commissioning an independent study to assess the safe and ongoing operations of Line 5 within the Straits of Mackinac. Our full comment is available here.
Updated July 6, 2017: Alternatives Analysis Report is comprehensive
The report by Dynamic Risk represents thoughtful, thorough, and expert consideration of key issues around Line 5’s construction and condition, as well as the safety, feasibility and cost of alternative methods to transport energy to the Great Lakes region. While there are some conclusions that require further review, overall the report is comprehensive.
June 26, 2017 Statement
Enbridge remains committed to protecting the Great Lakes and meeting the energy needs of Michigan through the safe operation of Line 5. We have never wavered from that commitment. That’s our focus, day in, day out.
We have supported the process the State of Michigan has put in place regarding the studies. It is important that this process remain independent and without any conflict of interest so that the public can have confidence in and trust the results. We appreciate the work of the independent contractor on the alternative analysis.
We will need some time to thoroughly review and assess the findings before providing specific comments.
To read the Line 5 Alternative Analysis Report, visit the Michigan Petroleum Pipelines website.