Enbridge reveals new spots missing coating on Line 5

Lawrence Kim
November 15, 2017

The State of MI has called on Enbridge Energy to have a full account of the status of the Line 5 pipeline in time for the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board's December meeting. The report noted even more gaps were found in the pipeline's aging coating during its last inspection, according to the Department of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources.

The report will be posted on the PSAB website and the public will have 30 days to make comments online about what the State should do regarding the future of Line 5.

In referring to the company's public information tactics, Governor Rick Snyder issued a statement Monday saying he's no longer satisfied with Enbridge's status quo.

"We need to be more transparent about all things going on around Line Five, not just the things we think represent the highest potential from a risk perspective", Jarvis says.

MI lawmakers continue to question Enbridge's transparency after more information regarding damaged protective coating on the Line 5 pipeline was released. One fix will have to wait until next year. In response, state officials have demanded that Enbridge provide "full accounting" on the condition of the pipeline's safety at the state's Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting on December 11 in Lansing.

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