Unions stress Line 5 tunnel benefits as green groups worry about ruptures, pollution

Supporters and opponents flooded a Monday virtual public hearing with comments on a proposed tunnel for the Line 5, as backers called it a boost for the Great Lakes economy and detractors labeled it an environmental nightmare waiting to happen.

More of the online phone calls, which were held as part of an online forum by the Michigan Public Service Commission to get public input on the project, were in favor of relocating the dual oil pipelines into a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The barrage of calls came businesses, unions and even workers for Enbridge, Line 5`s owner.

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Ken Notes: Remember there are pipes already under the Straits and we know they are at the end of their life span. I am not a fan of major pipe lines, but I am a strong advocate for making dam sure the are as safe as they can be.



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