Snyder issues ‘no-anchor’ order for straits following strike

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder approved an emergency order Thursday prohibiting ships from dropping anchors in the Straits of Mackinac following an April strike that ruptured transmission cables and dented an oil pipeline.

“Anchoring could cause severe environmental damage and threatens to disrupt critical energy and communication services between the Upper and Lower peninsulas. This emergency rule will help us better protect Michigan waters and residents until a permanent solution is in place.” Gov. Snyder said in a statement. 

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