Outgoing Michigan governor pushing for Great Lakes Pipeline

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.

Snyder's Republican administration is negotiating final details with Canadian company Enbridge to replace twin oil pipes in the Straits of Mackinac with the new tunnel.

Democratic Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer opposes the plan but may be unable to stop it.