The Line 5 Newsroom


Welcome to Enbridge's Line 5 newsroom, with information on our 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
Protecting cultural resources in the Straits

Aug. 24, 2022: Marine archaeological surveys conducted

Important public meeting scheduled for Enbridge Great Lakes Tunnel

Sept. 7, 2022: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking input

Energy prices expected to stay at historic highs through 2023

July 27, 2022: Propane customers urged to lock in supply for coming winter

Buoys active, providing vital information on Straits

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

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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