Kalamazoo River oil spill

State officials are announcing Wednesday a $75 million settlement with Enbridge Energy to finalize cleanup terms with the Canadian pipeline owner responsible for 2010's massive Kalamazoo River oil spill. The agreement comes five years after an underground pipeline near Marshall ruptured, releasing more than 800,000 gallons of heavy crude oil into a nearby creek and, eventually, the river. It was the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history, which has some environmental groups questioning if the settlement goes far enough. (Detroit News)


A case related to the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill is heading back to Calhoun County Circuit Court.

The Michigan Court of Appeals sent the case back to the lower court Thursday. It says a trial should decide a resident's claim that health problems were caused by the disaster.

Enbrige would pay residents living 1,000 feet from the most affected areas between $250 and $750 per parcel.

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

The estimate is included in new documents filed with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.