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State Senator Calls for Third Party Risk Review of Line 5

A Republican state senator is targeting a controversial oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac with legislation that would require all existing pipelines under Michigan's Great Lakes waters undergo a third party risk review.

rick-jones-michigan-senate.jpgSen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said his bill, S.B. 880, introduced Tuesday, April 12, would amend the state Natural Resources and Environmental protection Act to block new construction of any such submerged lines, among other things.

The legislation comes as a state advisory board is seeking contractors to conduct a third party risk analysis on Enbridge Inc.'s Line 5 pipeline, which has been the subject of increasing calls for removal by environmental groups, legislators and northern Michigan shoreline communities.

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