Enbridge Applies for Construction of Great Lakes Pipeline Tunnel

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. has applied for state and federal authorization to construct an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Michigan waterway that connects two of the Great Lakes. The Canadian company wants to build a roughly 4-mile-long (6.4-kilometer-long) tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. It would replace the underwater segment of Line 5, a pipeline that runs between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario.  Enbridge submitted a joint application on Wednesday to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Approval from both is needed for the project to go forward. “The Great Lakes Tunnel Project unequivocal

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