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December 5, 2023

Michigan regulators OK $500M pipeline tunnel

  • The tunnel would encase part of an old pipeline that runs beneath a channel connecting two Great Lakes.
  • By TODD RICHMOND
    Associated Press

    Michigan officials approved a $500 million plan Friday to encase in a protective tunnel a portion of an aging oil pipeline that runs beneath a channel connecting two Great Lakes, leaving just one more regulatory hurdle for the contentious project.

    The state's three-person Public Service Commission approved the project in the Straits of Mackinac on a 2-0 vote. Commissioner Alessandra Carreon abstained, noting she just joined the commission four months ago.


     
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