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Mackinac Island Joins Citizens Group in Line 5 Fight

Last week the City of Mackinac Island filed papers to join the challenge initiated last summer by the Straits of Mackinac Alliance against the MDEQ’s decision to issue permits to Enbridge for the installation of 22 anchor supports to prop up the aging Line 5 petroleum pipeline which lies under the waters of the Straits of Mackinac. Citing risks to its municipal water supply, potential interruption of ferry service supplying the Island, and the possibility of evacuation in the event of a Line 5 spill, the City has also filed a new challenge, together with the Straits of Mackinac Alliance ...

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Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C. is Using 100% Renewable Energy

Olson, Bzdok & Howard staff members standing outside of their newly designated 100% renewable electricity building.

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Olson, Bzdok & Howard files Line 5 Challenge on behalf of Citizens Group

On Monday, May 21, 2018 Olson, Bzdok & Howard attorneys filed a formal contested case petition on behalf of citizens group Straits of Mackinac Alliance challenging the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s issuance of a permit to Enbridge Energy to install 22 anchor supports along Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. The contested case petition contends that MDEQ and state officials have failed to enforce the Great Lakes Submerged Lands Act and other environmental laws, putting the Straits at risk of a Line 5 rupture.

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Bryan W. Langepfeffer, Managing Attorney in our Frankfort office

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