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Kalamazoo Oil Spill

Kate Sheppard

Senate Dems Introduce Longshot Bills To Tackle Keystone Pipeline Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced two bills on Thursday related to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The first would require any oil...

Blog Wins Pulitzer For Account Of Kalamazoo River Spill

Inside Climate News | Posted 06.16.2013 | Detroit

InsideClimate News reporters Elizabeth McGowan, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer are the winners of this year's Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. ...

Lynne Peeples

'Scared As Hell' Of Keystone XL: Nebraskans Fear When, Not If, Pipeline Breaks

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

When Meghan Hammond imagines the Keystone XL pipeline, she can't help but think of the Kalamazoo River. "The oil is still not cleaned up," said Ham...

On the Carbon Pollution Front Lines, There's No Normal Anymore

Rocky Kistner | Posted 01.01.2013 | Green
Rocky Kistner

As Congress stumbles through an embarrassing year-end game of fiscal brinkmanship, the world continues its slow burn toward unchartered and dangerous territory.

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Weren't the Only Reason to Oppose Keystone XL and Tar Sands Expansion This Summer

Anthony Swift | Posted 11.24.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The fact that tar sands pipelines are not in our national interest becomes clearer by the day.

Romney's Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Romney's plan centers on the argument that unleashing corporations to extract more oil and gas will create jobs and grow the economy. But will dirty energy really create more jobs?

Kalamazoo River Spill: Two Years Later and the Tar Sands Mess in Michigan Still Looks Ugly

Henry Henderson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The Kalamazoo River spill undercuts all the safety claims about speedy response (it took them more than 17 hours to shut the pipeline down) and leak detection (the spill was identified by a staffer from a natural gas utility in Michigan).

We Are the Kalamazoo

Michael Brune | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

On July 25, 2010, an oil company spilled more than a million gallons of toxic tar sands crude just a few miles from Susan Connolly's house. As the spill spread, they could smell the fumes. But it wasn't until later that night that they realized something was seriously wrong

Government Investigation Provides Damning Picture of the Kalamazoo Tar Sands Spill

Anthony Swift | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) heard the major findings of its two-year investigation of the Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill, which released more than a million gallons of corrosive tar sands into the Kalamazoo River watershed in July 2010.

Pipeline Regulators Cite Two Dozen Safety Violations by Enbridge in Kalamazoo Tar Sands Spill

Anthony Swift | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The federal investigation of the Kalamazoo tar sands spills clearly shows that the most expensive pipeline accident in U.S. history could have and should have been prevented.

Feds Release MI Oil Spill Investigation Documents

AP | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials have released photographs and 5,000 pages of documents related to the pipeline rupture in southwestern Mich...

Crude Secrets: Tar Sands, Busted Pipelines and a Whistleblower's Day in Court

Scott Dodd | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Scott Dodd

On the night of July 25, 2010, a section of the continent's vast pipeline network spilled around a million gallons of chemical-laden crude into western Michigan waterways. In the debate over our nation's energy future, the Kalamazoo River spill may prove even more important than the BP blowout.

Report: Keystone XL Pipeline Economic Risks Ignored

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The Cornell Report is a roadmap to how the Keystone XL pipeline will pose an unprecedented threat to America's rivers, aquifers and agricultural and drinking water sources.

Keystone Pipeline, Tar Sands Oil, and Climate Change Are Not in Our National Interest

Peter Lehner | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

If we say that the Keystone XL pipeline is in our national interest, than we are saying fossil fuel addiction is in our national interest. We are saying that climate change is in our national interest. We know neither is true.

Pipeline Problems: The Mess Remains One Year After Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

Henry Henderson | Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

A year later, the cleanup continues, and it is clear that we were asking the right questions. The oil spill packed a bigger wallop than anyone expected at the time because of the unique properties of tar sands oil.

Safety First

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

Before the Deepwater Horizon disaster, industry insisted that offshore drilling technology had become so advanced that a blowout was unlikely, if not impossible.

Six Months Past the Kalamazoo River Spill: Failing Pipelines and the Great Lakes

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Remembrance of the Kalamazoo River spill is a good place to start our re-evaluation of infrastructure policies and begin the task of genuine renewal.

After Summer Of Oil Spills, Enbridge Restarts Michigan Pipeline

AP | TIM MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LANSING, Mich. — After a two-month shutdown, oil flowed Monday through a pipeline that leaked more than 800,000 gallons of oil in southern Michi...

Oil Infrastructure Failure: Three Strikes for Enbridge

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Pipelines don't take care of themselves. They carry diverse toxic material, under great pressure. They require care, close observation and proactive maintenance that sadly seems missing from the Enbridge tool kit

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Not Worth the Gamble

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

Marine and terrestrial environments, as well as natural capital within Northern Gateway's footprint will clearly be put at risk from a pipeline or oil tanker spill if the project moves ahead. Will British Columbians take the gamble?

Michigan Oil Spill and World's Dirtiest Oil: Why Lie?

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Our region is the epicenter of refining for what has been called "the world's dirtiest oil." And you get a glimpse at how ugly the stuff is from the pipeline mess in Michigan.

Congressman Says Enbridge Dragged Feet On Reporting Michigan Oil Spill

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A member of Congress said Wednesday that Enbridge Inc. violated federal regulations by dragging its feet on reporting a p...

Reality TV or Horror Movie?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

This summer's most gripping reality TV show took place 5,000 feet below sea level in the Gulf of Mexico and starred plumes of crude oil gushing 24/7.

EPA: Improvements Have Been Made At Site Of Michigan Oil Spill

AP | TIM MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LANSING, Mich. — A regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday that significant improvement had been made at the ...

Oil From Michigan Spill Approaches Lake Michigan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Oil from a pipeline spill in Michigan early this week has been on the move through area waterways in recent days--and some fear that it could enter La...