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Lessenberry on Line 5, gun control, and the latest on Detroit's land swap deal

Mackinac Bridge
Mark Brush
Michigan Radio
Enbridge Energy's Line 5 oil and natural gas liquids pipelines run under Lake Michigan at the Straits of Mackinac.

This week, Enbridge Energy reported the protective coating has worn off of it's Line 5 pipeline in more spots than previously revealed. Line 5 is the oil and gas pipeline that runs under the straits of Mackinac. The new report says there were 8 spots of bare metal and seven of them will be repaired before winter sets in. A state commission has called Enbridge to testify next month.

Michigan Radio's Morning Editionhost Doug Tribou and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry talk about possible solutions.

They also discuss the Wayne County prosecutor's office new lead attorney in its conviction integrity unit, Detroit City Council's decision to postpone a vote on a proposed land-swap deal involving Wayne County, the city, and Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert, and two gun-related bills recently passed by the state Senate:

  • SB584 would would allow people obtain a special license to carry a concealed weapon in places where they're currently banned, like schools and day cares.
  • SB586 would prohibit school districts, libraries and other places from enacting their own restrictions on guns. 
Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Public staff as the host of Morning Edition in 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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