From gas to oil: Michigan governor joins protest to block pipeline switch | Midwest Energy News

Michigan’s governor is speaking out against a plan by operators of a major natural gas pipeline to use it to move bottlenecked crude oil to the Gulf.

Gov. Rick Snyder and others have filed a motion with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to “intervene and protest” the move by Trunkline Gas Co., arguing that abandoning a natural gas pipeline that supplies nearly a third of Michigan’s natural gas would not serve citizens’ energy needs as furnaces are firing up for the winter.

MORE: From gas to oil: Michigan governor joins protest to block pipeline switch | Midwest Energy News.

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