The Pipeline Safety Advisory Board originally had nine finalists for contractors to conduct the studies. Now it’s down to two.
A public comment period on two 98 year old oil pipelines under the St. Clair river closes Thursday. [4/14]
Aldo Seoane is the Co-founder of the Wicaheli League, and an advocate for indigenous peoples rights.
Seoane said while the legal issues are being handled in court, there is a voice going unheard.
Plains All American Pipelines is attempting to get permission from the government to push crude oil through the lines.
It said they have been steadily slowing over the last two years.
The state has extended the public comment period for two independent studies of Enbridge’s pipeline under the straits of Mackinac.
The U.S Coast Guard has set up a perimeter around a shipwreck that is leaking fuel into Lake Erie.
It’s believed to be the biggest environmental threat posed by a shipwreck to the Great Lakes.
The Coast Guard said the Argo was carrying 100,000 gallons of crude oil, and another lighter fuel, when it went down in 1937. Continue reading
Steve Keck, a Coast Guard Contingency Preparedness Specialist, said a simulation of this size takes about a year to plan.
The Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force has released its recommendations for Line 5 underneath the Straits of Mackinac.
No heavy tar-sands oil will be allowed pass under the Great Lakes per the task force’s first round of recommendations.
State, education and business officials met Monday to discuss the impact if there were to be a leak in the Enbridge pipeline running through the Straits of Mackinac.
At the meeting, a team from CMU proposed an independent study on potential economic and environmental impacts of a spill in the Straits. Continue reading
In January specialists in the oil industry will be flocking to Mid-Michigan. The 25th annual No-Spills conference is scheduled for Mt. Pleasant.
Linda Hensel is Committee Chairman for what’s called the No-Spills conference. She said the conference will be an informative forum.
“Although we have vendors and they’re there because they want to meet potential clients, everybody in this conference is here because we want to know what’s actually going on in our field and related fields. I think that’s one thing that’s really important, this is not a hype type conference. The scope is very limited so that we are able to discuss the important things that need to be discussed.”
The organization is moving to a larger facility this year. The conference will be held in the Soaring Eagle Resort.
Hensel said the move is necessary because the conference is growing in size. She also said the location in the center of the state will be more accessible to the masses.
For more information on the event visit here.
In the interest of full disclosure, No-Spills is an underwriter of CMU Public Radio.
Communities weren’t ready for the Enbridge oil spill more than four years ago near the Kalamazoo river. Now Coast Guard officials say they are in the same boat in the event of an oil spill on the Great Lakes. Continue reading
Time is up for Michiganders to tell the state what they think of proposed new rules for fracking.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says an energy company cheated northern Michigan landowners out of oil and gas lease payments as part of a scheme to shut out its competitors.
State officials say the brutal winter and the polar vortex is also likely to impact summer energy prices. Continue reading
A symposium is scheduled next month aimed at establishing communication between oil pipeline companies and residents of northern Michigan communities that the pipes run through. Continue reading