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
Energy fuels Fourth of July traditions

June 29, 2022: Pipelines provide for essentials, recreation

Great Lakes Tunnel Project moves forward

June 22, 2022: Enbridge expanding database of local businesses for one of Michigan’s largest infrastructure projects

Buoys active, providing vital information on Straits

June 15, 2022: Technology enhances safety, weather monitoring, notifications

Great Lakes Tunnel: A replacement project and modernization effort

June 8, 2022: Increasing safety, enhancing performance, improving health

Gas giveaway helps lessen pinch at the pump

June 1, 2022: Event in Vassar draws more than 400

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

New Michigan Tribal liaison guided by Seven Grandfather Teachings

May 4, 2022: Foundation for building relationships, collaboration

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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