Study: Line 5 Shutdown Would Cost Ohio $13.7B

If Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) succeeds in shutting down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 — the continental Canadian pipeline that transports more than half million barrels of light crude oil and natural gas liquids a day — it would have a much greater impact on Ohio’s economy than those of surrounding states, a new study finds.

The report, conducted by the Consumer Energy Alliance, finds that Ohio could lose up to $13.7 billion in economic activity, $147.9 million in state revenue, and more than 20,000 jobs from the shutdown. The economic losses would be four times those suffered by Michigan, the study says, and more than six times the impact on Indiana or Pennsylvania. 5/11/2021