Enbridge Energy

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A Kalamazoo County resolution on a controversial oil pipeline that was withdrawn two weeks ago will get a vote after all. The resolution calls for Enbridge Energy to shut down its line 5 pipe, which runs through the Straits of Mackinac, to avoid the risk of a spill.

An EPA employee holds one of the types of booms used to clean up the Kalamazoo River oil spill in 2010. Patrick Miles of the U.S. Attorney's Office (middle) and acting EPA regional administrator Robert Kaplan (right) made the announcement about the Enbrid
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(MPRN-Lansing) It was standing room only at a relatively obscure state board meeting Monday. The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board heard a presentation from the oil and gas company that owns “Line Five” - an oil and gas pipeline that runs along the bottom of Lake Michigan near the Mackinac Bridge. 

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The National Media Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council says even after all the cleanup efforts, oil remains in the Kalamazoo River from a massive spill six year years ago. 


An EPA employee holds one of the types of booms used to clean up the Kalamazoo River oil spill in 2010. Patrick Miles of the U.S. Attorney's Office (middle) and acting EPA regional administrator Robert Kaplan (right) made the announcement about the Enbrid
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The federal government aims to prevent future oil spills by making an example of Enbridge Energy. The company has reached a $177 million settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice.

"LANSING, MI - Michigan officials have selected a pair of contractors to conduct two high profile studies of the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems of Calgary, Canada and the American division of Norway-based Det Norske Veritas won bids for the independent studies, which are expected to be finished next summer." (MLive)

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