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
Ohio Senate warns Whitmer ‘not to mess with Ohio’

June 16, 2021: Passes unanimous resolution urging continued operation of Line 5

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.

‘Shutting down Line 5 would inflict significant hurt’

May 17, 2021: Former U.S.-Canada ambassadors David Jacobson and Gary Doer warn of a "similar disruption" to Colonial.

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
USW, local officials hold demonstration in support of Line 5

July 23, 2021: Rally occurs near Toledo refinery that depends on pipeline

Community energized for Konnect with the Kazoo

July 21, 2021: Second annual event underway, supporting a thriving Kalamazoo River

Line 5 helps people stay moving

July 14, 2021: Pipeline is critical to health and recreation

Maximizing domestic energy fosters independence, security

July 7, 2021: Line 5 plays a key role

Agencies, Enbridge partner for waterway safety

June 30, 2021: St. Ignace waterway preparedness exercise draws dozens of first responders

Ohio Senate shows strong bipartisan support of Enbridge’s Line 5

June 23, 2020: Unanimously passes resolution, recognizes pipeline’s importance to Ohio

Making a difference, one Michigan family at a time

June 17, 2021: Massey Fish Co., Enbridge sponsor second annual fish giveaway in St. Ignace

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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