Cheryl S. Harvey, senior advisor of public affairs and government relations with Enbridge, was the speaker of the morning during the annual meeting of the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District.
The company has a large presence at its terminal north of Pontiac, which sees 42 million gallons of crude flowing through every day.
“Enbridge exists to fuel people’s quality of life,” Harvey explained.
The company has invested $7.8 billion in capital to go toward renewable energy products. Harvey noted that everyday items are manufactured using refined petroleum products. She also spoke of a multi-layered approach to safety.
“The newest pipelines are built with the highest quality steel. We are continually looking for opportunities to reduce environmental impacts.”
In closing, Harvey reminded farmers or anyone planning to dig to call 811 first so any pipelines can be properly located. She said Enbridge employees are part of one team, one company and a set of shared values which include: integrity, safety and respect.