Enbridge Downplaying the Potential Size of Catastrophic “Line 5” Straits Oil Spill

Canadian Oil Transporter Repeatedly Downsized Its Estimate of Potential Mackinac Straits Oil Spill While an Independent Review of Its Data Suggests a Much Larger Risk

 

In the last two years, Enbridge has cut nearly in half its estimate of the likely size of an oil spill from a pair of aging pipelines that move nearly 23 million gallons of oil a day through the Mackinac Straits, while independent studies suggest the risk is much greater and growing. Read the full findings by engineer and FLOW technical expert Gary Street. 

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Canadian Oil Transporter Repeatedly Downsized Its Estimate of Potential Mackinac Straits Oil Spill While an Independent Review of Its Data Suggests a Much Larger Risk