Kalamazoo River oil spill

10:41 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Comstock Township Approves Enbridge Dredge Pad Location

Comstock Township planning commissioners listen during a presentation by Enbridge Energy officials at a meeting Feb. 17.
Credit 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.

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SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Charges against anti-pipeline protester dropped

Credit WMUK

Kalamazoo activist Christopher Wahmhoff faces one less hurdle in his campaign for U.S. Senate. He no longer faces charges related to his protest against a new oil pipeline last year. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that a Calhoun County circuit judge has dismissed charges of trespassing and resisting police.

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3:59 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Old oil pipeline near Straits of Mackinac worries U.S. Senators for Michigan

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Enbridge Energy wants to up the amount of crude oil running through an old pipeline near the Straits of Mackinaw by 1.2 million gallons a day.
U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, both Democrats, sent a letter today to the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration raising concerns about Enbridge Energy Partners increasing the amount of crude oil running through Line 5 by 1.2 million gallons of oil a day.
6:57 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Second Enbridge dredging permit OK'd

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Last week, the Planning Commission rejected a request by Enbridge to put a "dredging pad" in the Comstock Commerce Park. It's still looking for an alternative location for that.
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge, Inc. can breathe a sigh of relief tonight after receiving site approval for its dredging activity south of Morrow Lake near Miller Drive.
10:28 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Enbridge pipeline protester faces trial

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Christopher Wahmhoff crawled into the finished pipeline on June 24 to protest construction of a replacement for the line that ruptured in July 2010, spilling nearly a million gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River.
A Kalamazoo man who protested the building of a new Enbridge Inc. oil pipeline was ordered to stand trial on two felony charges Tuesday. He faces up to two years in prison if convicted. He also is charged with a misdemeanor of trespassing which carries a maximum of 30 days in jail.