In November of last year, 2017, Enbridge and the State of Michigan entered into an agreement, setting forward a plan to improve coordination between the company and the State for the operation and maintenance of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, while providing enhanced transparency to the citizens of Michigan. The agreement required Enbridge to produce four reports that looked at various aspects of Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac and across Michigan.
These assessments are the result of the coordinated efforts between State-appointed experts, independent consultants and Enbridge and can be found on the PSAB Website, Click Here for More.
(Technologies and strategies to prevent vessel anchor strikes to Line 5 and critical infrastructure in the Straits of Mackinac)
(Potential technologies that provide leak detection and coating integrity assessment on the underwater portion of Line 5 at the Straits)
(Prioritization and potential safety enhancements on Line 5 water crossings outside the Straits of Mackinac.)
These assessments evaluate technologies and actions aimed at safeguarding the environment and energy infrastructure and analyze alternatives to the current Line 5. They will be used to help inform discussions on the future of Line 5 and energy infrastructure in Michigan.