I will be interviewing Chris Ventura the Midwest Director of Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), tomorrow (Thursday) concerning their support for maintaining Enbridge's Line 5 in the Mackinaw Straits.  They believe it is a critical piece of Michigan’s energy infrastructure.

In Michigan, Line 5 supplies 65% of the propane used in the Upper Peninsula and transports up to 540,000 barrels of light crude oil per day — enough to:
• Power 1 million passenger cars and trucks daily with gasoline
• Fuel 6,000 semi-trailers daily with diesel
• Fly 883 commercial planes per day
• Heat 300,000 homes annually

In a statement provided to me David Holt, President of CEA made the following statement:

“Line 5 is one of Michigan’s most important assets for energy delivery.  Abandoning this energy artery would negatively impact Michigan’s economy and prospects for job creation, not to mention that thousands of businesses and households would suffer — particularly families on fixed incomes or living at or below the poverty line.”

I want to ask Chris about the safety of Line 5 and should we be concerned that the pipe will either bust or leak oil.

Join us tomorrow at10:06 AM to hear my interview with Chris.

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