The best way to protect the Great Lakes is to move with urgency to build a tunnel deep beneath the Straits of Mackinac to carry vital petroleum products from Canada to Michigan and the Midwest.

Instead, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer continues to fight plans by Enbridge Inc., operator of Line 5, to build a safer method of transporting oil and gas. This month, the governor announced plans to end Enbridge’s 67-year-old easement across the Straits.

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