July 1, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Environmentalists want tougher action on Enbridge's Straits of Mackinac pipeline

Traverse City, Mich. — A coalition of environmental groups is asking Michigan officials to push harder for action to prevent a spill from an oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

More than a dozen organizations have signed a letter to Gov. Rick Snyder saying Enbridge Energy Partners LP should provide more information about the line, which carries about 23 million gallons daily. The section that runs beneath the straits is divided into two segments.

The company has said repeatedly that the pipes are safe and haven’t leaked since they were laid in 1953.

The groups say the Calgary, Alberta-based company should provide more information about the line’s contents and operations. The Associated Press left a message with Enbridge seeking comment.

State officials asked Enbridge in May about the pipeline’s status, condition and future.