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
Michigan makes the grade during winter 2022

Jan. 26, 2022: Withstanding frigid temperatures, thanks to affordable, reliable energy

Michigan small businesses to get a boost

Jan. 19, 2022: Small Business Association of Michigan and Enbridge ink partnership

MPSC moves tunnel and pipeline relocation process forward

Jan. 12, 2022: Important step in granting permit

Milestone marks protection of Straits, emphasizes safety

Jan. 5, 2022: Enbridge program, ESMOC facility monitor ship passage

Ohioans urge continued operation of a ‘vital resource’

Dec. 21, 2021: Businesses, unions, public officials underscore support for Line 5

Meet the man whose team protects the Great Lakes

Dec. 8, 2021: Enbridge Straits Maritime Operations Center (ESMOC) guards the Straits 24 hours a day

API chief economist: Line 5 needed for affordable, reliable energy

Dec. 1, 2021: Line 5 is critical for this winter and beyond

Enbridge Informational Center opens in St. Ignace

Nov. 17, 2021: Center highlights geology of Straits, history of Line 5.

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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