Enbridge must cease operations of the pipelines by May of 2021.

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  1. Lund Explorer

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    Care to explain what percentage of the oil used in THIS country comes from Enbridge's Line #5?
     
  2. wpmisport

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    It's been there for 67 years -

    The video and photos given to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation show a gash across the east pipeline, and several dents and scrapes on the west pipeline. In written testimony Enbridge identifies three dents on the pipelines caused by the anchor strike, the longest was more than 23 inches.

    https://www.michiganradio.org/post/photos-and-video-damage-line-5-released
     

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    Good!

    Encapsulate it or shut it down! Just the thought of a breach!
     
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  4. Kisutch

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    Who here is going to buy me my Tesla. That electricity ain't coming from some wind turbine that is not spinning. You guys have know idea what makes the economy go round. For 75% of your lives you had know idea that things like this existed. Now you are all environmentalist. Please park your internal combustion vehicles and let the rest of the world keep moving. Better yet cut the power to your house and tell me how that's working for you. So sick of people not understanding what makes our lives better.

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    Alewife what?
     
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    What is the reasoning they are using to hold up the tunnel under the straits that was approved during the Engle administration
    Idea seemed the best to protect then pipelines from a leak.
     
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    Whitmer does not want the tunnel built. It would work. She wants it shut down, to drive up energy prices for everyone to save the planet.
     
  8. windmaker

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    Very short-sighted thinking.
    Don’t people realized that oil is the basis for many plastics and chemicals. Those windmills are not built from all natural ingredients
     
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  9. Lund Explorer

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    It sure is nice that someone knew came on here to tell us everything he nose. Sure hope it helps us that have know idea what we are supposed to no.
     
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    I was the third post to this thread. Not knew to any of this. I nose a bit more than sum of U. Chickens eat where they crap. Pigs on the other hand crap in one area and eat in another. I also nose how meet ends up on the table. Elon Musk is a joke. So is "global warming" or is it "climate change. Believe it or not I plan on exhaling some CO2 today.

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    Alewife what?
     
  11. Vandal

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    Look up how much oil and revenue Michigan gets from line 5.
     
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    Short sighted is not seeking an alternative to oil based plastics. Google “ocean plastics” or “Great Lakes plastic pollution” You and I have benefitted from innovation and finding better cleaner ways to do things. It’s what America has always done. Sticking to old technology and not finding better answers is what Eastern Europe used to do.
     
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    Why do politically charged people always bring up wind energy?
    It’s a part, a small part, of meting future energy needs. Literally every country on the planet will still be using fossil fuels in 2050, but literally every country on the planet is trying to achieve energy independence by 2050. That means a variety of energy sources. It’s short sighted not to realize that eventually fossil fuels will become more expensive and harder to economically extract.
     
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    Lastly what I posted is not meant to be political. It’s economics and science. When decisions are based on politics it is generally opinion based which is easy to come by. Real problems are solved through innovative people coming up with a better way. We’d still be using DDT as a pesticide if we just stuck to what works as opposed to what works better. Yes I drive an internal combustion engine, no there isn’t another viable option right now. Does that mean we don’t look for a better fuel source? Short sighted.
     
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  15. windmaker

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    So are you opposed to making the use of oil as safe as possible until alternative products are available? Such as improving a know safety defect in the current pipeline configuration. It seems like the current administration of our state has politicized the issue instead of “following the science “ and protecting our lakes