Today, MPSC commissioners reopened the record on Enbridge's Line 5 oil tunnel proposal. Clearly, the commissioners are concerned about the monumental risks involved with this proposal.
The risk of explosion, safety concerns about operating an oil and gas pipeline in a confined space under the Great Lakes, and the fact of Enbridge's abysmal safety record, including the 2010 Kalamazoo oil spill all deserve closer scrutiny. We applaud the commissioners' prudent order today and encourage them to continue closely scrutinizing the facts on this issue. Enbridge cannot be trusted to operate an outdated pipeline in the Great Lakes, and they certainly can't be trusted to build an oil tunnel that would keep our water and climate at risk for generations to come.