At heated public meeting, state commission green-lights Line 5 tunnel

Friday’s decision sparked strong reactions from opponents and supporters

By Izzy Ross, Interlochen Public Radio

This coverage is made possible through a partnership between Interlochen Public Radio and Grist, a nonprofit independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. During a heated public meeting full of emotional testimony, Michigan’s top energy regulator has granted Enbridge a permit to build a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac, in an important — but not final — step in the controversial project’s approval process...

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