The Line 5 Newsroom


Welcome to Enbridge's Line 5 newsroom, with information on our $500-million Great Lakes Tunnel Project in the Straits of Mackinac, as well as our existing Line 5 pipeline in Michigan.

Explore this newsroom to find out operational and project details, separate fact from fiction, ask questions, and learn more about our ongoing investment in communities across Michigan.

You can also find out more about the suite of safety precautions we take to protect Michigan’s waters—while also ensuring an uninterrupted supply of reliable, affordable energy that Michigan needs.

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Line 5 in the news
Independent analysis: Shutdown would cost the region $20B+

May 10, 2021: Gov. Whitmer's "reckless" move would put 33,000+ jobs in peril, cause economic disruption in MI, OH, IN, PA.

Line 5 disruption ‘would have a devastating impact’

Nov. 22, 2021: DeWine, Husted tell Biden a Line 5 shutdown would eliminate thousands of jobs.

‘No one should cheer if Line 5 stops operating’

Nov. 20, 2021: “Instead of pleading with OPEC . . . we should be investing in more production.”

Line 5 and the Great Lakes Tunnel: Virtual Open House

Learn more about the Great Lakes Tunnel Project and the benefits of Line 5.

Our Enbridge Line 5 Virtual Open House offers a variety of videos, animations and interactive opportunities. This experience provides information on our Great Lakes Tunnel Project—to be bored deep under the Straits of Mackinac, housing a replacement segment of Line 5—as well as the multiple safety measures we take to ensure safety in the Straits.
Latest newsroom updates
Inflation, rising energy prices create summer storm

May 25, 2022: Line 5 remains reliable, stable source of energy

Did you know? Pipeline at the center of unofficial start to summer

May 18, 2022: Enbridge’s Line 5 plays pivotal role

Waterway safety is key

May 11, 2022: May is National Water Safety Month

New Michigan Tribal liaison guided by Seven Grandfather Teachings

May 4, 2022: Foundation for building relationships, collaboration

Promoting healthy habits

April 27, 2022: Where do your workout clothes, equipment and shoes come from?

Boomerang ‘Yooper’ keeps Line 5 safe, reliable

April 6, 2022: Blends environmental experience with love of Michigan

First Earth Day set the course

April 20, 2022: Green efforts in Michigan continue

Nearly 90% of Michiganders worry about rising energy costs

April 13, 2022: Majority support planned energy infrastructure project

Line 5 and the Great Lakes Tunnel: Voices of support

Enbridge stands ready to build an underground tunnel to house Line 5, deep under the Straits of Mackinac.

We believe our Great Lakes Tunnel Project is the best way to ensure continued energy supply in Michigan. We’re not alone. Public support for our Line 5 tunnel plan has come from elected officials, policy experts, business owners and leaders, and media columnists—from Michigan and elsewhere.
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