It’s been five years since an Enbridge tar sands pipeline ruptured in the Kalamazoo River, dumping more than a million gallons of diluted bitumen, contaminating the water, the shore, and the riverbed below. More than $1.2 billion have been spent on the clean-up, which is still not complete.
Inside Climate News, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for its coverage of the Kalamazoo spill, revisits the people and the communities affected by it. It’s a moving piece, both inspiring and enraging. Well worth the read.
The people of Wisconsin should be reminded often that their Republican-controlled legislature just rammed an Enbridge tar sands pipeline down their throats. Why should Michigan have all the fun?