The Line 5 Newsroom


Welcome to Enbridge's Line 5 newsroom, with information on our $500-million Great Lakes Tunnel Project in the Straits of Mackinac, as well as our existing Line 5 pipeline in Michigan.

Explore this newsroom to find out operational and project details, separate fact from fiction, ask questions, and learn more about our ongoing investment in communities across Michigan.

You can also find out more about the suite of safety precautions we take to protect Michigan’s waters—while also ensuring an uninterrupted supply of reliable, affordable energy that Michigan needs.

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Line 5 in the news
Gov. Whitmer ‘assaults Canada and the Midwest economy’

May 21, 2021: “No mode of moving energy is risk-free, but pipelines are much safer than rail,” notes the Wall Street Journal.

Widespread support for Enbridge federal court case

May 12, 2021: Government, business and labor from Michigan, Canada and the region back Line 5.

‘Shutting down Line 5 would inflict significant hurt’

May 17, 2021: Former U.S.-Canada ambassadors David Jacobson and Gary Doer warn of a "similar disruption" to Colonial.

Line 5 and the Great Lakes Tunnel: Virtual Open House

Learn more about the Great Lakes Tunnel Project and the benefits of Line 5.

Our Enbridge Line 5 Virtual Open House offers a variety of videos, animations and interactive opportunities. This experience provides information on our Great Lakes Tunnel Project—to be bored deep under the Straits of Mackinac, housing a replacement segment of Line 5—as well as the multiple safety measures we take to ensure safety in the Straits.
Latest newsroom updates
Family affair: Hinsons helped build Michigan’s infrastructure, Line 5

Sept. 22, 2021: Son shares memories of his family’s work ethic, diligence

The connection between computers, crayons and Line 5

Sept. 15, 2021: Straits pipeline critical to remote work, education

Shutting down Line 5 would hurt consumers

Sept. 8, 2021: Michiganders could see energy price spikes, shortages

Labor Day celebrates long history of achievements

Sept. 1, 2021: Workers behind the building of America also built Line 5

State, county fairs and special events bring Michiganders together

Aug. 25, 2021: Communities experience benefits of Enbridge’s Line 5 in action

New study shows how oil and gas drive American economy

Aug. 11, 2021: Pipelines like Line 5 shape quality of life

Jet fuel squeeze spurs flight delays, cancellations

Aug. 4, 2021: Issue highlights need for Line 5, other energy infrastructure

Drill promotes safety, preparedness

July 28, 2021: First responders, regulatory agencies, Enbridge work together

Line 5 and the Great Lakes Tunnel: Voices of support

Enbridge stands ready to build an underground tunnel to house Line 5, deep under the Straits of Mackinac.

We believe our Great Lakes Tunnel Project is the best way to ensure continued energy supply in Michigan. We’re not alone. Public support for our Line 5 tunnel plan has come from elected officials, policy experts, business owners and leaders, and media columnists—from Michigan and elsewhere.
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