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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

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.

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.

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.

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...

Kalamazoo River Oil Spill (PHOTOS): Cleanup Efforts Underway In Michigan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Kalamazoo River oil spill has resulted in more than 800,000 gallons of spilled oil in southern Michigan since Monday. It is already one of the ...