Kalamazoo River oil spill

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Paul Sancya / AP Photo

Enbridge Energy has spent over a billion dollars so far cleaning up the Kalamazoo River oil spill in 2010. That's according to the Gongwer News Service.

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