Peters Statement on Enbridge Announcement to Suspend Line 5 Operations in Event of Severe Weather

Bloomfield Township, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) released the statement below following an announcement from Enbridge that it will temporarily suspend Line 5 operations if weather conditions limit the ability to respond to a spill:

“The Great Lakes are too precious to risk an oil spill, especially when bad weather conditions would render ineffective response equipment onsite. Today, I pushed PHMSA Administrator Elliott to work with Enbridge, and I am pleased that Enbridge has indicated Line 5 will be temporarily shut down in the event of severe weather this weekend. It is critical that Enbridge, PHMSA and the U.S. Coast Guard work together to fully assess the damage to Line 5 with a visual inspection as soon as is practical.”