Governor Snyder Proposes Tunnel Under Straits of Mackinac
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced a deal with Enbridge, a Canadian multinational energy transportation company, to construct a new pipeline encased in a protective tunnel. Concerns have grown over the last few years over the safety of the pipeline, with many calling for the line to be shut down. It is our understanding that construction of the tunnel will take 7-10 years and during this time oil and gas will continue to flow through the 65-year old pipeline. Despite improved safety measures included to protect against leakage and potential disaster, environmental groups still raise doubts. Read more.