kalamazoo county commission http://michiganradio.org en Enbridge will miss deadline to finish cleaning up 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill http://michiganradio.org/post/enbridge-will-miss-deadline-finish-cleaning-2010-kalamazoo-river-oil-spill <p>An oil pipeline company will miss the EPA’s year-end deadline to complete its cleanup of the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill.</p><p>More than 800 thousand gallons of crude leaked from a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy. The spill fouled more than 30 miles of the Kalamazoo River.</p><p>In March, federal regulators gave Enbridge until December 31st to finish removing the remaining submerged oil in the river.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:42:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15155 at http://michiganradio.org Enbridge will miss deadline to finish cleaning up 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill Kalamazoo County Commission takes up 'homeless' tax http://michiganradio.org/post/kalamazoo-county-commission-takes-homeless-tax <p>The Kalamazoo County Commission&nbsp;Tuesday will discuss taxing&nbsp;home owners to help others avoid homelessness.</p><p>A coalition of groups wants the commission to agree to let voters decide later this&nbsp;year on a proposal to add a one-tenth mil increase on their property tax bills. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The&nbsp;&nbsp;added property&nbsp;tax would raise about&nbsp;$800 thousand&nbsp; over four years.</p><p>The money would fund programs to prevent evictions, as well as provide&nbsp;vouchers for short-term and long-term housing.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 6287 at http://michiganradio.org Kalamazoo County Commission takes up 'homeless' tax