This week, the Michigan Senate took action to ensure the continued protection of the Great Lakes by modernizing critical pipeline infrastructure that supplies the energy needs of Michiganders daily.

Republican Sen. Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City, whose district includes the pipeline, said the goal is to protect the Straits while making sure “energy is affordable, reliable and accessible. … By doing a utility corridor, that is the absolutely safest way to do that.” Sen. Adam Hollier of Detroit, the lone Democrat to support the legislation , said it would ensure “people are taken care of in the winter” and also provide work for laborers who build the tunnel.

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