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MEC praises pipeline safety bills from Sens. Peters and Stabenow

May 24, 2017
Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb issued the following statement in response to pipeline safety legislation introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow:

"The only way to prevent a catastrophic oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac is to shut down Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline as quickly as possible. Until that happens, the public deserves better information about the pipeline, and Enbridge must be held to higher standards, including increasing the company's liability to reflect the unthinkable economic and environmental costs of an oil spill in the Great Lakes.

"The bills introduced by Senators Peters and Stabenow will increase transparency and federal scrutiny of Line 5 and will help to improve the safety of pipelines across Michigan. We applaud Senators Peters and Stabenow for their continued leadership as we work to get this pipeline out of the Great Lakes, where it never should have been built."

Andy McGlashen: 517-420-1908
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