John Bolenbaugh said Enbridge ordered a subcontractor to fire him in 2010

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Enbridge Energy can go ahead with dredging operations at Morrow Lake this spring.

Last night the Comstock Township Planning Commission granted them a permit to dredge at the Benteler Automotive property between Michigan State Highway Ninety-Six and Interstate 94 near Thirty-Third Street. Enbridge is under order from the Environmental Protection Agency to remove oil that’s settled at the river bottom.

It’s part of the cleanup from the massive Enbridge pipeline spill near Marshall in 2010.

Section is part of Enbridge's new 6B pipeline

EPA did not say what sanctions might be

Company and Comstock Township are in preliminary discussions