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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Interactive webpage: Bolstering safety at the Straits

Find out how Enbridge safeguards the Great Lakes at our Line 5 Straits of Mackinac crossing, through a series of overlapping safety precautions.

Line 5 in the news
Energy emergency shows value of Line 5

Detroit News: Michigan risks having a propane shortage if the governor gets her way on shutting down Line 5.

‘To embrace Michigan’s energy future, Gov. Whitmer should let the process work’

State Sen. Curt VanderWall: Line 5 delivers critical energy supplies, jobs, tax revenue and more to Michigan.

‘The governor has chosen the politics of the moment’

Gov. Whitmer is "deliberately (creating) an unnecessary energy crisis in the height of the growing pandemic and economic crisis"

Latest newsroom updates
Line 5 continues to deliver propane and value to Michigan residents

Feb. 24, 2021: Gov. Whitmer declares energy emergency

Arctic blast drives up propane consumption

Feb. 16, 2021: Line 5 pipeline keeps the energy flowing, helps Michiganders stay warm

Dangerous deep freeze underscores Line 5's importance

Feb. 10, 2021: In the depths of winter, pipeline provides Michigan with much-needed propane

State approves first round of Great Lakes Tunnel permits

Feb. 2, 2021: Tunnel bolsters safeguards for communities, Straits of Mackinac

Letters of support pile up for Line 5

Feb. 9, 2021: Labor, lawmakers, businesses in U.S., Canada rally to keep pipeline operating

Michigan communities can continue to rely on Enbridge in 2021

Jan. 21, 2021: We'll continue to help frontliners and nonprofits meet the increasing demands of area residents

Michigan Governor's attempt to revoke Line 5 easement is unlawful

Jan. 12, 2021: “Our dual lines in the Straits are safe and in full compliance with federal pipeline safety standards”

Passing the torch, and sparking more careers in welding

Jan. 6, 2021: Enbridge supports Industrial Arts Institute in northern Michigan with $25,000 donation

Local partnership provides renewed hope, cheer to frontline workers

Dec. 30, 2020: Enbridge supports local businesses and Hope for Heroes initiative in Michigan’s Marquette County

A midstream energy provider intercedes in Line 5 action

Dec. 16, 2020: Warns impact in shutting down Line 5 will include layoffs and higher energy prices

Michiganders caught in the crosshairs of Governor Whitmer's actions

Dec. 9, 2020: To help preserve energy supply to Michigan, Enbridge files legal action

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.
 
Vital energy infrastructure
Does Michigan really need Line 5?

Who uses Line 5? If you live in Michigan, you do.

Line 5 in Michigan: Consider the alternative

About 90 tanker trucks per hour would need to travel Michigan roads to move the products that Line 5 transports each day.

Line 5 and the Great Lakes Tunnel: Fact vs. fiction

An abundance of misinformation surrounds Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline and our Great Lakes Tunnel Project.