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, warns Consumer Energy Alliance.

Steelworkers, Ohio refinery up pressure to keep Line 5 open

Union, refinery cite "ripple effect" of closure that would drive up prices for gas, jet fuel and propane.

‘The USW fights every day to save Line 5’

“The end of Line 5 and our refinery would be another step backward,” writes USW Local 912 president

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.
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Line 5 debate hits home, could impact local pocketbooks

May 11, 2021: Open letter highlights realities of pipeline shutdown

Michigan, region benefit from energy infrastructure built to last

May 5, 2021: Line 5 remains a dependable, safe source of energy

Community engages via new Line 5 resource

April 28, 2021: Convenient virtual open house now available online

Line 5 is crucial to a sustainable future

April 21, 2021: Contributes to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions

24/7 vigilance protects the precious waters of the Straits of Mackinac

April 20, 2021: Enbridge honors Earth Day 2021

Pipelines play a prominent role in your health care

April 14, 2021: You may not know it, but patients rely on Line 5 for variety of care

Grant supports statewide first responder training related to autism

April 7, 2021: Enbridge recently awarded a $30,000 Enbridge Fueling Futures grant to the Autism Association of Michigan.

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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