Kalamazoo River Oil Spill
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.
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.