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Dixon pledges to protect Line 5 from Whitmer's ‘attacks'

Added 10-04-22 12:23:02am EST - “(The Center Square) ?" Although there are many telling differences between Michigan's 2022 gubernatorial candidates, energy policy may be the most significant from an economic perspective for families.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “Dixon pledges to protect Line 5 from Whitmer’s ‘attacks’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(The Center Square) – Although there are many telling differences between Michigan’s 2022 gubernatorial candidates, energy policy may be the most significant from an economic perspective for families.

Democrat incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has led the charge to close the Line 5 dual pipeline that has spanned the Straits of Mackinac since 1953, whereas Republican challenger Tudor Dixon has pledged to keep the hydrocarbons flowing through the five-mile stretch of pipeline positioned on the lakebed of Lake Michigan.

Whitmer and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel are also attempting to prevent the Canadian company Enbridge from removing the current pipeline to a concrete-reinforced tunnel 100 feet beneath the floor of the Great Lake. The bill for the $500 million project would be footed entirely by Enbridge.

The governor terminated the state's easement agreement in November 2020, citing "the unreasonable risk that continued operation of the dual pipelines poses to the Great Lakes."

According to Dixon’s campaign website, if elected, she would, “Enact stronger protections for Line 5 and similar critical infrastructure projects in Michigan to protect Michigan jobs, workers, and businesses.”

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