Kalamazoo River Oil Spill
9:28 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

InsideClimate News wins Pulitzer for story on Kalamazoo River oil spill

An online news organization that covers the environment related issues has won a Pulitzer Prize for its story of oil pipeline safety. Their story included a look at the 2010 oil spill on the Kalamazoo River. 

Kalamazoo River - file photo
Credit WMUK

InsideClimate News won the Pulitzer for National reporting for its three-part series called "The Dilbit Disaster, the Biggest Oil Spill You've Never Heard of." Dilbit is an abbreviation for "diluted bitumen," a heavier oil that is more difficult to clean up where there is a spill such as the one near Marshall in 2010. 

Last summer WMUK's Gordon Evans interviewed InsideClimate News Executive Director Susan White about the series.