AG urges plan to shutdown Line 5

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FILE – This July 19, 2002, file photo, shows the Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac from Mackinaw City, Mich. Officials tell The Associated Press that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have reached a deal on replacing 65-year-old twin pipelines in a channel linking two of the Great […]

The Michigan Attorney General wrote a letter to members of the UP Energy Task Force to recommend alternatives to Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline to provide a propane supply in the Upper Peninsula.

“It is imperative that our state is prepared to implement a cost-effective replacement of propane supplies currently provided by the natural gas liquids the Line 5 pipeline transports,” said Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. “The Governor’s UP Energy Task Force is focusing on the steps necessary to ensure we meet the energy needs of all Michiganders for generations to come and I commend the task force for their prompt work on this issue.”

Nessel reminded the task force of the current lawsuit on behalf of the people of the State of Michigan against Enbridge in the Ingham County Circuit Court that asks the court to halt Line 5 operations.

The eight page letter outlines 14 recommendations including transporting propane by rail and expanding propane storage as well as strengthening consumer protection laws.

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