LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Regulators have approved proposals by Enbridge Inc. for two oil pipeline projects, one of which replaces part of the line that ruptured in southwestern Michigan in 2010.
The Michigan Public Service Commission said Thursday both projects were in the public interest. One would replace a 50-mile segment between Ingham and Oakland counties.
That's part of the line that leaked more than 800,000 gallons into the Kalamazoo River and a tributary creek nearly two years ago.
Enbridge announced recently it was replacing the entire 286-mile line, which runs from Griffith, Ind., to Sarnia, Ontario. The commission has scheduled a hearing next month on a proposal to replace a 160-mile segment in Michigan.
The commission Thursday also approved a new pipeline to transport oil in Ingham, Jackson, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.