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Opinion: Great Lakes Tunnel will make Line 5 pipeline safer

The Line 5 pipeline isn’t a complicated issue. For more than 60 years it has safely moved 540,000 barrels of fuel across the region every day, supplying the energy we use to keep our lights on and homes warm in the winter.

Line 5 shouldn’t be a partisan issue. Neither should building the Great Lakes Tunnel, which would move a portion of Line 5 out of the Straits of Mackinac and in a concrete tunnel below the lakebed. Instead, it’s a vital energy infrastructure project that’s been backed by the Great Lakes Michigan Jobs coalition, a broad-based group representing every corner of the state.