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Mich. Attorney General Will Move to Shut Pipeline in June if No Resolution

Enbridge Line 5 runs under the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Enbridge Line 5 runs under the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Created: May 29, 2019 04:43 PM

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says she will move next month to decommission a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the state's governor cannot resolve the issue with operator Enbridge.

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The Democrat made her comments in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday at the Detroit Regional Chamber's policy conference on Mackinac Island, near where Line 5 runs under the waterway connecting Lakes Michigan and Huron.

Nessel says there are a number of legal avenues at her disposal.

Nessel says she wants to "act quickly because every day that Line 5 continues to run is a day that our state is in great peril."

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has said she's open to still building a tunnel for the pipeline proposed by her predecessor. Her administration is talking with Enbridge.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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