Wednesday , 25 April 2018

PIPELINE GIANT ENBRIDGE ACCEDES TO SAFETY MEASURE, BUT IS IT ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE GREAT LAKES?

Canadian oil pipeline giant Enbridge Inc. bowed to pressure from the State of Michigan last month and agreed to not run oil through its two pipes lying on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac in bad weather. The reason oil must stop flowing in extreme weather is because, according to company spokesman Ryan Duffy, “the waves would impact trying to put boats out on the water” to corral and recover any spilled oil. But the new agreement with Michigan is silent on the similar problems that a wintertime blanket of ice would pose to an oil spill response effort https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/investigations/reports/2017/12/11/pipeline-giant-enbridge-accedes-safety-measure-but-enough-safeguard-great-lakes/936459001/

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