Michigan House Republicans
Rep. Martin: Line 5 tunnel one step closer after MPSC makes right decision for Michigan
RELEASE|December 1, 2023
Contact: David Martin

State Rep. David Martin, R-Davison, today applauded the Michigan Public Service Commission’s decision to approve a permit that will allow Enbridge Energy to build the Great Lakes Tunnel and replace the segment of Line 5 that runs under the Straits of Mackinac.

“The Michigan Public Service Commission made the right decision,” Martin said. “The people of Michigan need sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy to meet their everyday needs, and constructing the Great Lakes Tunnel is a significant step toward securing our state’s energy future. Moreover, this project means good-paying Michigan jobs that will fuel our economy.”

Line 5 has been in operation since 1953. The pipeline carries the propane that heats many Michigan homes and supplies regional refineries producing gas, diesel, and jet fuels. Enbridge’s proposed $500 million investment would improve operational safety by eliminating the possibility of an anchor strike. The tunnel also would provide access for ongoing inspections and maintenance work.

Enbridge still awaits a permitting decision from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before construction can begin.


Michigan House Republicans

© 2009 - 2024 Michigan House Republicans. All Rights Reserved.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.