Enbridge temporarily stops Line 5 pipeline due to protests

Enbridge temporarily shut down the Line 5 pipeline from Superior to Ontario after protestors warned they planned to turn an emergency valve in Michigan.

Video posted on social media showed someone with a hard hat and a wrench inside a fenced area Tuesday in Tuscola County, 90 miles north of Detroit. A man outside the fence sang and played an electric guitar.

Enbridge spokesman Ryan Duffy says the incident was a “criminal activity” and not a lawful protest.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants Line 5 shut down, saying it is a threat to the Great Lakes. Part of it crosses the Straits of Mackinac.