enbridge http://michiganradio.org en President of GVSU looks back on the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill http://michiganradio.org/post/president-gvsu-looks-back-clean-exxon-valdez-oil-spill <p></p><p>We've just marked the 25th anniversary of one of the most catastrophic man-made environmental disasters, the Exxon Valdez oil spill.</p><p>It was just after midnight on March 24, 1989 when the Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Prince William Sound. 11 million gallons of crude oil gushed into the pristine waters.</p><p>The clean-up effort was staggering. Among those called to help was U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Thomas Haas. He was a chemist and an expert in hazmat cleanup. Twenty-five years later, that Lt. Commander is the president of Grand Valley State University.</p><p>“We had to figure out what clean meant,” Haas said.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:24:46 +0000 Stateside Staff 18482 at http://michiganradio.org President of GVSU looks back on the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill A large natural gas pipeline might be coming to Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/large-natural-gas-pipeline-might-be-coming-michigan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Here we go again."</span></p><p>That's what some in Michigan are undoubtedly thinking as they learn of a proposed natural gas pipeline that could run through Michigan on its way to Ontario, Canada.</p><p>The proposed Rover Pipeline would carry natural gas through about 180 miles of Michigan. Some of it would track the very same route as the controversial Enbridge 6B&nbsp;oil pipeline that was recently replaced.</p><p>Keith Metheny is a reporter with the&nbsp;<em>Detroit Free Press</em>.</p><p>Metheny said the pipes will take natural gas from areas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio and ship it westward into Michigan, through the southeast corner, spanning through six counties, and ending up in a hub in Ontario for distribution. The pipeline might follow a portion of the 6B route, around Oakland, Macomb, and St. Clair counties and possibly others.</p><p>“It’s going to be the very same people, the very same route, the people who saw their backyards torn up for a year, the people who occasionally had their roads inaccessible,” Metheny said.</p><p>Metheny said this pipeline would be large, 42 inches in diameter that will transfer more than 3 billion cubic feet of gas per day.</p><p>“In the highest gas demand day ever for Consumers Energy, which was in January 2013, they pushed out less natural gas across the entire state of Michigan than the amount that would pass through this pipeline every day,” Metheny said.</p><p>He added that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will determine if the pipes go down, but a decision may not be made until 2015.</p><p>Energy Transfer will hold a series of public meetings along the path of the proposed Rover Pipeline.</p><p>There will be a meeting this evening in Chelsea at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Comfort Inn Village Conference Center on Commerce Park Drive in Chelsea. And there's a meeting tonight in Richmond at the Lois Wagner Memorial Library, again, from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm.</p><p><em>*Listen to full story above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:50:11 +0000 Stateside Staff 18384 at http://michiganradio.org A large natural gas pipeline might be coming to Michigan A new proposed pipeline in Michigan could run along Line 6B http://michiganradio.org/post/new-proposed-pipeline-michigan-could-run-along-line-6b <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">A proposed natural gas pipeline could run through Michigan on its way to the Canadian border.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">ET Rover, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, is planning a pipeline that would run through about 180 miles of Michigan. </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Some of it would track the same route as the controversial&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Enbridge</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;6-B pipeline that was recently replaced.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The company has sent out about 15,000 letters to landowners on and around the proposed line, asking for permission to do land surveys.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">ET Rover will then submit a plan to the federal government for review.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Vicki Granado is the company's spokesperson.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">"It’s important to Energy Transfer that we reach out and communicate and meet people and we talk to them," said Granadao. &nbsp;"It’s also important that as we do work in these communities, that we are very respectful of people’s property and of all of the environmental concerns."</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Jeff&nbsp;Insko&nbsp;is a landowner in Oakland County whose backyard was torn up for the Line&nbsp;6B&nbsp;project.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">"The prospect of having to go through it all over again is utterly demoralizing," said Insko. "People are disheartened and some of them are angry; some of them are stubborn and ready to fight."</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">ET Rover will hold an open house tonight in Fenton to update residents on the proposal.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 22px;">–&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Reem Nasr, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:53:58 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 18351 at http://michiganradio.org A new proposed pipeline in Michigan could run along Line 6B Environmental groups say another Enbridge pipeline could be disaster in waiting http://michiganradio.org/post/environmental-groups-say-another-enbridge-pipeline-could-be-disaster-waiting <p>A "who's who" of environmental groups say a 67-year-old pipeline in the straits of Mackinac&nbsp; could be a serious threat to the Great Lakes.<br /><br />The pipeline is owned by Enbridge. &nbsp;<br /><br />Howard Learner is head of the Environmental Law and Policy Center.</p><p>"It's an old aging pipeline," says Learner.&nbsp; "We can't afford to have happen in the Great Lakes what happened with the Enbridge pipeline and the oil spill in the Kalamazoo River.&nbsp; You know, it's already been a couple of years and we are still cleaning it up.&nbsp; "</p><p>In 2010, more than a million gallons of oil spilled into the Kalamazoo River after an Enbridge pipeline rupture.</p><p>Lerner's group, along with 16 other major environmental groups in Michigan, have sent a <a href="http://flowforwater.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014-07-01-FINAL-Line-5-Governor-Ltr-Sign-On.pdf">letter</a> requesting an urgent meeting with Governor Snyder about the pipeline.</p><p>Learner says Enbridge may not be maintaining the pipeline properly, including not installing enough supports for the pipeline.&nbsp;</p><p>And he says the company may be sending oil through it under too much pressure, but there's no way to know until the state forces the company to disclose the information.</p><p>There's also a question whether state&nbsp; regulations written more than 60 years ago meet current standards.</p><p><em>*Correction - A previous version of this story said "more than a million barrels of oil spilled." It was more than a million gallons. Story corrected above.</em> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:03:32 +0000 Tracy Samilton 18301 at http://michiganradio.org Environmental groups say another Enbridge pipeline could be disaster in waiting Report: The 2010 Enbridge oil spill has not left any long-term human health effects http://michiganradio.org/post/report-2010-enbridge-oil-spill-has-not-left-any-long-term-human-health-effects <p>Nearly four years after a massive oil spill, state officials say it’s OK to get back in the Kalamazoo River.</p><p></p><p>An Enbridge oil pipeline broke near Marshall in July of 2010, spewing about a million gallons of crude oil, and fouling roughly 35 miles of the Kalamazoo River.</p><p></p><p>Since then the state Department of Community Health has been studying the potential long-term human health effects of the oil spill.</p><p></p><p>The department issued its final report this week.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:09:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17874 at http://michiganradio.org Report: The 2010 Enbridge oil spill has not left any long-term human health effects More Michigan officials seek assurances on pipeline in Straits of Mackinac http://michiganradio.org/post/more-michigan-officials-seek-assurances-pipeline-straits-mackinac <p>TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general and chief environmental regulator have asked the company that owns two oil pipelines stretched beneath an ecologically sensitive area of the Great Lakes for evidence that the 61-year-old lines are properly maintained and in good condition.</p><p>Attorney General Bill Schuette and Dan Wyant, director of the state Department of Environmental Quality, posed a lengthy series of questions and requested stacks of documentation in a letter sent Tuesday to Enbridge Inc. and made public Wednesday. They said the pipelines, which run beneath the Straits of Mackinac — the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan — pose a unique safety risk.</p><p>"Because of where they are, any failure will have exceptional, indeed catastrophic effects," their letter said. "And because the magnitude of the resulting harm is so great, there is no margin for error. It is imperative we pursue a proactive, comprehensive approach to ensure this risk is minimized, and work together to prevent tragedy before it strikes." Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:44:27 +0000 The Associated Press 17431 at http://michiganradio.org More Michigan officials seek assurances on pipeline in Straits of Mackinac Sections of the Kalamazoo River closed to finish oil cleanup http://michiganradio.org/post/sections-kalamazoo-river-closed-finish-oil-cleanup <p></p><p>It’s been nearly four years since the Enbridge Energy oil spill. Enbridge has already recovered more than a million gallons of heavy tar sands oil from the Kalamazoo River. But federal regulators have ordered the company to clean up another 180,000 gallons that’s mixed in with sediment on the river bottom.</p><p>Now that spring is here, work is underway again.</p><p>Enbridge spokeswoman Jennifer Smith says dredge work is nearly finished on a section of river near Battle Creek. Workers will remove Ceresco Dam closer to Marshall this summer.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:46:15 +0000 Lindsey Smith 17345 at http://michiganradio.org Sections of the Kalamazoo River closed to finish oil cleanup Oil will soon be flowing through Enbridge's new pipeline in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/oil-will-soon-be-flowing-through-enbridges-new-pipeline-michigan <p>By the end of the month, Enbridge’s new oil pipeline through Michigan may be in operation.</p><p></p><p>Enbridge has built a nearly 300 mile pipeline from Griffith, Indiana to Ortonville, Michigan.</p><p></p><p>The pipeline will eventually transport 500,000 barrels of oil a day or about twice as much as the pipeline it’s replacing.</p><p></p><p>The old pipeline ruptured in 2010, spilling about a million gallons of Canadian Tar Sands Oil. The cleanup of the Kalamazoo River continues.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17121 at http://michiganradio.org Oil will soon be flowing through Enbridge's new pipeline in Michigan Eco-protesters get probation in Enbridge pipeline protest http://michiganradio.org/post/eco-protesters-get-probation-enbridge-pipeline-protest <p>A judge has sentenced a trio of environmental activists to probation for their role in an oil pipeline protest near Stockbridge last July.</p><p></p><p>The protesters attached themselves to heavy equipment at the Enbridge pipeline work site.&nbsp; They were convicted of trespassing and obstruction in January.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The protesters could have faced up to two years in prison.</p><p></p><p>Protester Vicci Hamlin says she remains committed to the fight against Canadian tar sands oil.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:02:39 +0000 Steve Carmody 16734 at http://michiganradio.org Eco-protesters get probation in Enbridge pipeline protest Eco-protesters to be sentenced this week http://michiganradio.org/post/eco-protesters-be-sentenced-week <p>A trio of environmental activists will find out this week whether they will face prison time for a 2013 protest.</p><p></p><p>The three women were convicted in January of trespassing and obstruction charges. They and a fourth member of the group Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands attached themselves to heavy machinery to protest the installation of a new oil pipeline near Stockbridge.</p><p></p><p>The four did not detach themselves after being ordered to by law enforcement officers during the 2013 incident.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16672 at http://michiganradio.org Eco-protesters to be sentenced this week Enbridge has a new plan for dredging parts of the Kalamazoo River http://michiganradio.org/post/enbridge-has-new-plan-dredging-parts-kalamazoo-river <p>Enbridge Energy is still cleaning up oil left over from its pipeline spill in the Kalamazoo River. &nbsp;</p><p>The company has already recovered most of the oil, but it's still working to comply with an order from the federal regulators, who say they need to clean up another 180,000 gallons.&nbsp;</p><p>According to Enbridge's new plan, they can start that cleanup March 15. But that's all dependent on this crazy weather. Right now, everything is frozen. But, if spring warms things up and there's flooding, that can also be problematic for the dredging process.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:43:27 +0000 Rebecca Williams 16525 at http://michiganradio.org Enbridge has a new plan for dredging parts of the Kalamazoo River Now with local approval, Enbridge hopes to finish dredging Kalamazoo River by fall http://michiganradio.org/post/now-local-approval-enbridge-hopes-finish-dredging-kalamazoo-river-fall <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Enbridge</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;"> Energy can move forward with plans to dredge thousands of truck loads worth of contaminated sediment from the Kalamazoo River - 135,000 cubic yards to be exact.</span></div><div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">The cleanup is related to the pipeline company’s 2010 oil spill.</span></div><div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><p><span data-term="goog_1444053644" tabindex="0">On Monday</span>&nbsp;night, Comstock Township’s planning commission unanimously approved the company’s plans to dredge. The heavy crude oil has broken down and mixed with the river sediment.</p><p>Enbridge was supposed to finish dredging contaminated river sediment a couple of months ago, but it failed to meet the deadline in part because the first set of plans it had in Comstock Township were rejected last summer.</p><p>The township said the operation was too close to homes and businesses, among other reasons.</p><p>About a dozen residents came to the meeting to raise specific concerns about pollution, smells and noise.</p><p>But in the end, the concerns were not enough to prevent the temporary operation in a district zoned for heavy manufacturing.</p><p>“I do think that this is the best site of all of the ones that we looked at with a minimum amount of impact,” Township Supervisor Ann Nieuwenhuis said. “And what’s most important is that the river is going to get clean.”</p><p>“All of the work will be done under the oversight of the federal and state regulators, and any comments or questions or concerns, we’ll do our best to address those as well,"&nbsp;Enbridge spokeswoman Lorraine Little said after the vote.</p><p>Getting rid of the oiled sediment is key to meeting standards under the federal Clean Water Act.</p><p>Enbridge hopes to start work in a month and wrap it up by fall.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:55:15 +0000 Lindsey Smith 16487 at http://michiganradio.org Now with local approval, Enbridge hopes to finish dredging Kalamazoo River by fall Enbridge unveils new plans to dredge oily sediment from Kalamazoo River http://michiganradio.org/post/enbridge-unveils-new-plans-dredge-oily-sediment-kalamazoo-river <p>Enbridge Energy has new plans to finish dredging oil from the Kalamazoo River spill in 2010. The spill was the biggest inland oil spill in U.S. history. The cleanup has cost the company <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/3-years-and-nearly-1-billion-later-cleanup-kalamazoo-river-oil-spill-continues">more than a billion dollars </a>so far.</p><p>The roughly 180,000 gallons of crude oil that was left on the river bottom before dredging began isn’t really oil anymore. It's tiny particles of weathered material that’s mixed in with sediment.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:00:03 +0000 Lindsey Smith 16426 at http://michiganradio.org Enbridge unveils new plans to dredge oily sediment from Kalamazoo River How emergency responders in Michigan are preparing for the next pipeline break http://michiganradio.org/post/how-emergency-responders-michigan-are-preparing-next-pipeline-break <p>There are close to 70,000 miles of underground pipelines in Michigan carrying all kinds of materials around the state – things like natural gas, refined petroleum, and crude oil.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And for the most part, we really don’t notice these pipelines. That was true in Michigan until one summer day three and half years ago when this happened:</span></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILwEFZoxd9Q</p><p>The Kalamazoo River oil spill was the worst inland oil spill in North America.</p><p>It took Enbridge Energy 17 hours to realize they had a broken pipeline.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:54:51 +0000 Mark Brush 16326 at http://michiganradio.org How emergency responders in Michigan are preparing for the next pipeline break Environmentalists convicted on trespassing and obstruction charges stemming from pipeline protest http://michiganradio.org/post/environmentalists-convicted-trespassing-and-obstruction-charges-stemming-pipeline-protest <p>An Ingham County jury today convicted a trio of environmentalists on charges related to <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2013/07/four_protesters_arrested_at_en.html">a 2013 protest.</a>&nbsp;</p><p>Last July, the protesters attached themselves to equipment at an Enbridge oil pipeline construction site near Stockbridge.&nbsp; The protesters are opposed to the shipment of Canadian tar sands oil through Michigan.</p><p>They were charged with trespassing and obstruction after staying put after officers told them to leave.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:59:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16262 at http://michiganradio.org Environmentalists convicted on trespassing and obstruction charges stemming from pipeline protest The case of the mysterious rocks and signs related to the Kalamazoo River oil spill http://michiganradio.org/post/case-mysterious-rocks-and-signs-related-kalamazoo-river-oil-spill <p>In case you’re new in town, three and a half years ago an Enbridge pipeline broke, <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/kalamazoo-river-oil-spill">causing a huge oil spill </a>near Marshall, Michigan.</p><p><strong>The case of the mystery rocks</strong></p><p>A couple of years ago, I met Craig Ritter while doing some reporting on the river cleanup.</p><p>He’s your typical, passionate, Michigan out-of-doors type.</p><p>He says he was out fishing last summer.</p><p>“I started noticing these weird formations that I’d never seen before,” Ritter said.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:16:24 +0000 Lindsey Smith 16241 at http://michiganradio.org The case of the mysterious rocks and signs related to the Kalamazoo River oil spill After “uncommon” incident, regulators keeping a close eye on Enbridge Energy pipeline installation http://michiganradio.org/post/after-uncommon-incident-regulators-keeping-close-eye-enbridge-energy-pipeline-installation <p>Federal regulators are overseeing the installation of an oil pipeline after an accident last week near Ceresco.</p><p>It’s hard for Dave Gallagher not to watch the work. The pipeline is going in <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/will-enbridge-energys-new-pipeline-michigan-be-safer">just 12 feet behind his house</a>.</p><p>“Yeah they’re really scrutinizing that pipe now. There’s like 10 people down there,” Gallagher said, watching from his back porch Wednesday afternoon.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:21:21 +0000 Lindsey Smith 16048 at http://michiganradio.org After “uncommon” incident, regulators keeping a close eye on Enbridge Energy pipeline installation Battles over unemployment benefits, Mackinac’s oil pipeline gain federal attention http://michiganradio.org/post/battles-over-unemployment-benefits-mackinac-s-oil-pipeline-gain-federal-attention <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Emergency unemployment benefits and senatorial "</span><a href="http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20140108/NEWS04/301080011/Oil-pipeline-through-Straits-Mackinac-US-tries-reassure-Levin-Stabenow" style="line-height: 1.5;">jitters</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" over an </span>Enbridge<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> oil pipeline running through the Straits of </span>Mackinac: B<span style="line-height: 1.5;">oth are issues consuming attention from Michigan's congressional delegation.</span></p><p>More than a week ago, a federal unemployment benefits program expired, leaving 1.3 million jobless Americans without aid. Some 45,000 of them are here in Michigan.</p><p>The program is the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program. In Michigan, the EUC added 36 more weeks to the state's regular 20 weeks of benefits.</p><p>On Capitol Hill today, Democrats are trying to pressure House Republicans to extend the program for three more months.</p><p>Meanwhile, the Obama administration is trying to ease concerns over an oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.</p><p>Detroit Free Press Washington reporter Todd Spangler joins us now to tell us more about these issues.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:08:30 +0000 Stateside Staff 15936 at http://michiganradio.org Battles over unemployment benefits, Mackinac’s oil pipeline gain federal attention U.S. Senators want more info on Enbridge pipeline running through Straits of Mackinac http://michiganradio.org/post/us-senators-want-more-info-enbridge-pipeline-running-through-straits-mackinac <p>Three U.S. senators want a federal agency to check on the safety of an oil pipeline that runs beneath Great Lakes waters.</p><p>The 60-year-old pipeline passes beneath the Straits of Mackinac, where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet. It was the first pipeline Enbridge built through Michigan.</p><p>Environmentalists <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/environmentalists-worry-about-oil-pipeline-beneath-mackinac-straits">protested the pipeline </a>expansion earlier this year. They sent divers down to check out the condition of the pipeline firsthand.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=qCMfDDcyRb0</p><p>Democrats Dick Durbin of Illinois and Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan want the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration <a href="http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=1216">to provide details of the agency’s safety tests </a>on the line. PHMSA is a division of the Department of Transportation. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:14:24 +0000 Lindsey Smith 15649 at http://michiganradio.org U.S. Senators want more info on Enbridge pipeline running through Straits of Mackinac Federal regulators won’t grant Enbridge more time to dredge oil from Kalamazoo River http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-regulators-won-t-grant-enbridge-more-time-dredge-oil-kalamazoo-river <p>The Environmental Protection Agency will not extend the December 31 deadline it gave Enbridge Energy to finish dredging oil from portions of the Kalamazoo River. &nbsp;In March the EPA <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region5/enbridgespill/index.html">ordered Enbridge to remove up to 18,000 gallons </a>of submerged oil by the end of the year.</p><p>The oil is left over from the<a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/kalamazoo-river-oil-spill"> 2010 pipeline rupture</a>. More than 800,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from the Enbridge pipeline. The spill affected almost 40 miles of the Kalamazoo River.</p><p>Enbridge says <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/enbridge-will-miss-deadline-finish-cleaning-2010-kalamazoo-river-oil-spill">it cannot meet the deadline</a>, but could complete the work by October of 2014. This month the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/kalamazoo-river-oil-spill">company asked the EPA </a>to extend that deadline. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:14:24 +0000 Lindsey Smith 15505 at http://michiganradio.org Federal regulators won’t grant Enbridge more time to dredge oil from Kalamazoo River