While Michigan officials may already have enough evidence to close an underwater oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, a renewed effort to independently analyze the pipeline’s risk may finally prompt the state to take action.
Next week, Michigan officials plan to publicly release a highly anticipated draft report about potential alternative routes for an aging oil and gas pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac between Lakes Michigan and Huron.
A Michigan-based water law and policy group pushing for the permanent shutdown of an oil and gas pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac says it has found more alternatives that would eliminate the need to process propane in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
While the national media spotlight has been on the Keystone XL pipeline, another large tar sands crude oil pipeline scheme has significant implications for Wisconsin.
Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. moved a step closer to being able to move ahead with an $800 million oil pipeline in Illinois — a project initially proposed almost eight years ago.
A trio of major pipeline projects proposed by Canadian fuel transporter Enbridge have been moving forward in Minnesota, mostly below the national radar.
A video released by an environmental group this month raises questions about the safety of pipelines running beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge says the concerns are unwarranted.
It may sound like a familiar story: A proposed pipeline that will carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of Canadian oil sands crude across the Midwest prairies is embroiled in a permit controversy. But this is not a story about Keystone XL.