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
Ohio Senate warns Whitmer ‘not to mess with Ohio’

June 16, 2021: Passes unanimous resolution urging continued operation of Line 5

Analysis: Shutdown would cost the region $20B+

May 10, 2021: Gov. Whitmer's "reckless" move would put 33,000+ jobs in peril, cause economic disruption.

‘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
Making a difference, one Michigan family at a time

June 17, 2021: Massey Fish Co., Enbridge sponsor second annual fish giveaway in St. Ignace

Cautionary warnings from people in the know

June 16, 2021: Major editorial boards support and favor keeping Line 5

Great Lakes Tunnel might have other utility

June 9, 2021: Improves 911 service and broadband for Michigan residents

Energy security is vital

June 2, 2021: Line 5 plays a key role

Enbridge partners with local vendors to kick off summer

May 26, 2021: Sponsors second propane giveaway

Line 5 central to Michigan’s summertime activities, traditions

May 19, 2021: Supports boating, BBQs and bicycling

Recent cyberattack underscores importance of Line 5

May 12, 2021: Gasoline and diesel shortages possible in Michigan and the region.

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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