Progress being made on Enbridge pipeline replacement

The owner of an oil pipeline that runs from Superior, Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ontario says progress is being made on replacing a section of the line that runs beneath the St. Clair River. Enbridge Energy Spokesman Ryan Duffy tells WPHM Line Five between Marysville and Sarnia will be re-built, with the Canadian company currently in the permitting process. Progress on the construction can be viewed at www.enbridge.com/stclairhdd. Enbridge’s Line Five also crosses the Straits of Mackinac, with Duffy saying that section is also slated for replacement. Meanwhile, Michigan’s candidates for governor are taking a a stance against Enbridge Energy’s Line Five. Democratic candidate for Governor Shri Thanadar speaking out against Enbridge Energy at last week’s Mackinac Policy Conference covered by WPHM. Thanadar says Enbridge has broken it’s easement with the state and needs to shut down line five. The twin oil pipelines suffered damage earlier this year from a boat anchor which dented the line under the Straits of Mackinac.