By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
According to an August 31 press release from the office of Debbie Dingell, the Congresswoman has once again called for a comprehensive study of the Enbridge Line 5 pipelines amid reports that protective coating is missing at least two areas. Lack of protective coating places the integrity of the pipelines at risk.
According to Dingell, “Twenty-three million gallons of oil flow through the pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac every day,” said Dingell. “A pipeline rupture in this area would be devastating for the Great Lakes environment and economy, and that is simply a risk we cannot afford to take. Congress must immediately act on legislation Congressman Dave Trott and I introduced to require a thorough and comprehensive study of the pipelines. If Line 5 is found to be unsafe, it should be shut down. We cannot afford to wait.”