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Take Immediate Action! Support Enbridge’s Line 5 Straits Tunnel Project by contacting Governor Gretchen Whitmer!


Governor Whitmer’s administration is working towards shutting down the Line 5 Pipeline, jeopardizing thousands of jobs, many belonging to Local 798 members. This action will deny economic development and threaten access to reliable energy to residents across Michigan.  

Take immediate action: Use the form on the right side of this page to contact Governor Whitmer, urging the administration to keep Line 5 in service and to support a reasonable construction timeline for the Straits Tunnel Project. You can call the governor’s Constituent Services line: 517-335-7858. 

Below are key talking points you can use when you call Governor Whitmer: 

  • Decommissioning Line 5 prior to the completion of the Straits Tunnel Project will cause a major disruption of the state's energy supply; 
  • Enbridge has a proactive inspection program to monitor the fitness of Line 5. This includes evaluating the pipe’s interior inch by inch every five years using in-line inspection tools that provide detail on par with MRIs in the medical industry;  
  • All products that enter the pipeline are inspected and treated to prevent corrosion. In addition, the system is operated at a low pressure to minimize stress on the pipe – all in an effort to protect the pipeline and the Straits; 
  • In 2018 alone, Enbridge paid nearly $8 million in base salary to Michigan employees and approximately $60 million in property taxes in the state for its energy infrastructure projects, which was then invested in schools, roads and bridges and other important public services; 
  • The Straits Tunnel Project will create many good-paying construction jobs, secure access to reliable energy for businesses and homes across the state, and generate significant economic activity in the project area.

Take Immediate Action! Support Enbridge’s Line 5 Straits Tunnel Project by contacting Governor Gretchen Whitmer!


Governor Whitmer’s administration is working towards shutting down the Line 5 Pipeline, jeopardizing thousands of jobs, many belonging to Local 798 members. This action will deny economic development and threaten access to reliable energy to residents across Michigan.  

Take immediate action: Use the form on the right side of this page to contact Governor Whitmer, urging the administration to keep Line 5 in service and to support a reasonable construction timeline for the Straits Tunnel Project. You can call the governor’s Constituent Services line: 517-335-7858. 

Below are key talking points you can use when you call Governor Whitmer: 

  • Decommissioning Line 5 prior to the completion of the Straits Tunnel Project will cause a major disruption of the state's energy supply; 
  • Enbridge has a proactive inspection program to monitor the fitness of Line 5. This includes evaluating the pipe’s interior inch by inch every five years using in-line inspection tools that provide detail on par with MRIs in the medical industry;  
  • All products that enter the pipeline are inspected and treated to prevent corrosion. In addition, the system is operated at a low pressure to minimize stress on the pipe – all in an effort to protect the pipeline and the Straits; 
  • In 2018 alone, Enbridge paid nearly $8 million in base salary to Michigan employees and approximately $60 million in property taxes in the state for its energy infrastructure projects, which was then invested in schools, roads and bridges and other important public services; 
  • The Straits Tunnel Project will create many good-paying construction jobs, secure access to reliable energy for businesses and homes across the state, and generate significant economic activity in the project area.