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Lessenberry: Damage to Line 5, Mich. Democratic endorsement convention

aerial view of bridge and icy water
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Ice forms on the Straits of Mackinac where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet.

Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced plans to sue an Escanaba-based tugboat company for allegedly damaging underwater cables and a pipeline with an anchor in the Straits of Mackinac. The anchor also likely caused dents in Line 5 – the oil and gas pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy.

Michigan Radio senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry talks to Morning Edition host Doug Tribou about the controversy over whether to shut down Line 5.

They also discuss the 2018 Election. Democrats held their Endorsement Convention this weekend to rally around candidates for attorney general, secretary of state, and the state Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Republicans are considering their party’s nominees for governor and attorney general.

Editor's Note: Enbridge Energy is a Michigan Radio sponsor.

Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Radio staff as the host of Morning Edition in June 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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