The potential failure of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac was the main point of contention at Monday's Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting in Lansing. Mariah Urueta with Food and Water Watch is calling for the pipeline to be shut down, and is calling on the governor and attorney general to step to the plate.
“The State of Michigan has consistently put oil and gas, specifically Enbridge's, needs before the people. And we're calling, specifically on Attorney General Schuette, saying that if the Attorney General wants to be our governor in the next election cycle then he really should start doing something to actually protect Pure Michigan and listening to the voices that have been calling for Line 5 to be shut down for years now,” she says.
She believes Enbridge is "lying" when calling the chance of failures in the line merely "hypothetical" despite being described as real in various studies.