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MEDIA ADVISORY - MPSC reminds public that it will hold public hearing on Enbridge's request for siting authority to replace, relocate Line 5 in Straits of Mackinac


Media Contact: Matt Helms 517-284-8300
Customer Assistance: 800-292-9555

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is reminding media and the public that it has scheduled an electronic public hearing on Aug. 24 to take input on Enbridge Energy LP’s request for siting authority of its plans to relocate a segment of the Line 5 pipeline to a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

The hearing will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, and is open to the public. The meeting will take place virtually with public participation by telephone, consistent with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order 2020-154 permitting electronic meetings to preserve the public’s health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event Details:

  • What: Public hearing to receive comments
  • When: 4-7 p.m. Aug. 24, 2020
  • Where: Virtually, using Microsoft Teams
  • Who: Michigan Public Service Commission members and MPSC Staff
  • Access Information: Participate online by accessing the Microsoft Teams hearing link, or by calling 248-509-0316 and entering 998 713 012, followed by # when prompted.

Those who wish to comment are strongly encouraged to pre-register by 3 p.m. (Eastern time) on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 by using the registration form at or by calling 800-292-9555.

Comments also can be mailed to the Executive Secretary, Michigan Public Service Commission, 7109 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing MI 48917, or emailed to Please include the case number (U-20763) in your correspondence.

Members of the public who are speech or hearing impaired may participate by calling 711 and using the Michigan Relay service. More information about this service may be found here. Those who need any additional accommodations may contact the Commission’s Executive Secretary at 517-284-8090.

For more information about this public hearing, click here.

For more information about Enbridge Energy’s Act 16 application and how to participate, go to

For information about the MPSC, visit, sign up for one of its listservs, or follow the Commission on Twitter.

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