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Enbridge getting cleanup equipment just in case of oil spill

Enbridge Energy Pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian company that owns twin oil pipelines in the area where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge said Monday it will spend $7 million over the next two years on additional equipment that could be deployed quickly in the event of a spill, while insisting prospects are remote that it ever will be needed there. ...

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Wildlife group sues US over Enbridge oil pipeline in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — An environmental group is accusing the federal government of misjudging an emergency response plan for a major oil pipeline that runs through Michigan. The National Wildlife Federation filed a lawsuit Monday against a pipeline safety agency, saying the government in 2013 failed to account for impacts on wildlife, plants, and Great Lakes shore if Line 5 ruptures. ...

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Enbridge predicts $62M in fines, penalties tied to oil spill

Enbridge predicts $62M in fines, penalties tied to oil spill

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — A pipeline company says it expects $62 million in fines and penalties related to a 2010 Michigan oil spill. In a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Enbridge says $55 million represents penalties under federal water law. The Alberta-based company says no final fine or penalty has been ordered yet as negotiations continue with ...

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Contractors get more time for straits pipeline study plans

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Contractors are getting an extra week to submit proposals to the state of Michigan for studies about underwater oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. A state task force last year proposed independent analyses of risks posed by the twin pipelines, operated by the Canadian company Enbridge. The lines carry about 23 million gallons of oil ...

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Report: Straits of Mackinac oil pipeline not necessary

Mackinac Bridge (also know as the "Big Mac" and "Mighty Mac") across the Straits of Mackinac to connecting the Upper and Lower peninsulas of Michigan. (Image: cmh2315fl via Flickr)

Continuing to move up to 23 million gallons of crude oil per day through 62-year-old, underwater pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac is too risky and not necessary, an environmental group said Monday. For Love of Water, or FLOW, released a report on alternatives to Enbridge’s Line 5, saying the existing oil pipeline network in the Midwest provides alternatives that ...

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Officials to join Enbridge in St. Clair River spill exercise

MARYSVILLE, Mich. — Officials from the U.S. and Canada plan to join pipeline operator Enbridge to conduct an oil spill response exercise next year in the St. Clair River. Rick Loster, port security specialist with the U.S. Coast Guard in Detroit, tells MLive.com the full-scale exercise will simulate a 13-minute, 5,000-barrel break in Line 5 at Marysville. The date for ...

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Where does the Line 5 oil pipeline go from here?

A controversial 62-year-old oil pipeline at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac has a future that’s up in the air. Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline carries up to 23 million gallons per day of light crude oil and liquid natural gas through the Upper Peninsula, then south through the Lower Peninsula before reaching a hub in ...

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Great Lakes face threat from another Enbridge line

The 62-year-old segment of Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline underwater, at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac, has been generating the most buzz and concern lately over how a spill from it would harm the Great Lakes. But it’s another segment of that same pipeline, out of the water and running through the Upper Peninsula along ...

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A readiness test: What if oil spewed into Great Lakes?

ST. IGNACE — Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge, the U.S. Coast Guard and several other federal, state and local agencies took to the waters of the Great Lakes Thursday in boats big and small, testing their preparedness and capabilities to contain what many consider as the worst of nightmare scenarios for the Great Lakes: a leak in Enbridge’s Line 5 ...

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Interview – Canada oil industry says price drop makes new pipelines essential

CALGARY – Tumbling crude prices have made building new pipelines more important than ever for Canadian oil and gas producers because the fate of some projects hinges on shipping costs, the head of the industry’s main lobby group said on Wednesday. Canadian companies have long complained that the industry suffers major lost revenue because their oil, Western Canadian Select, is ...

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