By LOGAN CLARK
Capital News Service
LANSING – Enbridge Inc. can now defend its interests in a Sierra Club lawsuit claiming the U.S. Forest Service failed to adequately review a permit for the company’s oil pipeline stretching below the Straits of Mackinac. A federal judge has allowed Enbridge to intervene in the lawsuit over the pipeline known as Line 5. It runs from northern Wisconsin through the Upper Peninsula, south across the Straits of Mackinac separating the UP and Lower Peninsula, and then into Canada at Sarnia.. It’s part of Enbridge’s Lakehead System that brings petroleum from northwestern Canada to southern Ontario through the Great Lakes states. The pipeline also runs under the Huron-Manistee National Forest in the northern Lower Peninsula.