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Detroit Regional Chamber Statement On Line 5

May 17, 2021
Detroit Regional Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Sandy K. Baruah issued the following statement on the importance of Line 5 and the Great Lakes Tunnel to Michigan’s economy:

Resilient and affordable transmission of critical energy resources is an essential part of Michigan’s supply chain, supporting thousands of jobs in Detroit and throughout the state. Furthermore, Line 5 symbolizes cross-border collaboration with our neighbor and most important trading partner, Canada. Instead of shutting down Line 5, all parties should be working together on moving The Great Lakes Tunnel forward to ensure the pristine
long-term health of the Great Lakes and our economy.