With the threatened shutdown of Line 5, Consumer Energy Alliance commissioned an independent report to review the impact it would have on employment and economic opportunities across the Midwest.

The Consumer Energy Alliance, a business coalition, said a shutdown would imperil 33,000 jobs and cause at least $20.8 billion in economic losses in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Environmentalists said a spill in the straits would be far more costly.

Read more – Associated Press