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Judge shuts down energy pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes


Michigan Office of the Governor – via AP/Pool

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during a May 21 news conference in Lansing.

DETROIT - A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface.

Enbridge Inc. has not provided enough information to Michigan officials to show that continued operation of the west leg of the Line 5 twin pipeline is safe, Ingham County Judge James Jamo said.

Without the temporary order, "the risk of harm to the Great Lakes and various communities and businesses that rely on the Great Lakes would be not only substantial but also in some respects irreparable," the judge said.


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