MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress say a Houston company has dropped plans to seek a permit to move heavy crude oil through a 98-year-old pipeline under the St. Clair River in southeastern Michigan.
U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell and Candice Miller say too little is known about the condition of the pipes. In a statement Wednesday, they say any oil spill would have a devastating impact.
The Detroit Free Press has said two pipes were built in 1918. Five-inch liners were added at an unknown date.
The U.S. State Department in March extended a public comment period about the little-known permit sought by Plains LPG. The State Department has jurisdiction because the pipeline goes between Marysville, Michigan, and Canada.
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters says he's pleased the permit request has been pulled.