Michigan Gov. Whitmer demands answers from Enbridge on pipeline damage
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer demanded Friday that Enbridge Energy provide proof that the damage to one of its dual oil pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac will not pose a threat to the area. Whitmer said the damage and how it occurred calls into question the viability of the pipeline. Thats why I am requesting Enbridge turn over to the State of Michigan all relevant information about this most recent damage and provide affirmative evidence that establishes the integrity of the pipeline, Whitmer said in a statement. Duffy clarified that the problem does not affect the pipeline, which he said was shut down as a precaution. The EPA determined that Enbridge neglected to properly evaluate thousands of shallow dents on its Lakehead Pipeline System, which runs across northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
Expect delays: Mackinac Bridge traffic expected to increase over Memorial Day weekend
Published: May 20, 2020, 11:26 am Updated: May 20, 2020, 11:32 amMACKINAW CITY, Mich. The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) is alerting residents that bridge traffic is expected to increase this weekend due to the holiday and new card-only toll payment protocols. Officials say there were delays on the bridge last weekend due to an increase of travelers in addition to MBAs temporary restriction on cash transactions. MBA has implemented a card-only payment policy amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help prevent the spread of the virus. READ: Mackinac Bridge will stop accepting cash due to coronavirus (COVID-19)To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we stopped taking cash payments in mid-March. Officials anticipate an increase in traffic and delays amid the Memorial Day weekend -- especially for southbound traffic on Memorial Day.