Enbridge: Line 5 Supports Approved by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Enbridge says it has received a permit to build new supports for the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits.

The company says the permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will now allow them to build 54 steel supports.

Enbridge says they will start installing them immediately along 75 feet of the pipeline.

The company also says the tunnel project would be best for Line 5 long term and would get rid of the need for supports.

The State of Michigan sued Enbridge in June, seeking to decommission it as soon as possible.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says the pipeline violates the state’s Environmental Protection Act.

She say this is because it is likely to pollute the water and other natural resources.