LANSING MI (WKZO) -- Enbridge Energy has received final state approval to replace the 6-b pipeline that burst near Marshall in 2010; The firm will end up with a new, bigger and better pipeline that won’t be subject to the pressure and pumping restrictions currently imposed on the old line. The Michigan Public Services Commission issued the order this week. The 160-mile long pipeline will be built along the same route, next to the current pipeline, which will continue to operate while the new line is being installed.
Enbridge has had to promise that this new line is stronger, and has better controls and monitoring than the old line. It will travel up from Indiana thru Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties heading east to the refineries in Sarnia.