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Enbridge Line 5 Gets Ohio Support Over Fuel Costs, Refinery Jobs

June 18, 2019, 4:44 PM

Enbridge Inc. has a new ally in Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R), who is pressuring Michigan officials to keep open an oil and gas pipeline that runs across the bed of Lake Michigan.

In a letter sent this week and in a conversation at a recent governors’ conference, DeWine asked Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) to allow Enbridge’s 645-mile Line 5 pipeline to remain open while the state and company work on replacement options for the 66-year-old line.

Whitmer has been pressuring the Canadian company to decommission the line and move up the timeline for replacing ...