Observations of a Non-Scientist Regarding Planet Earth
Observations of a Non-Scientist about Sustainable Living, Renewable Energy and the Power of the Sun.
WHEN SPIDERS UNITE THEY CAN TIE DOWN A LION. -Ethiopian proverb
Save some for the next guy.
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The 2010 Enbridge Oil Pipeline Spill
July 25 marks the second anniversary of the nation's most costly oil pipeline accident
-- a rupture that dumped more than 1.1 million gallons of heavy crude
into a creek that feeds Michigan's Kalamazoo River, according to the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The spill occurred in
Marshall, a community of 7,400 in southwestern Michigan. It drove 150
families permanently from their homes. The national spotlight never
settled on their story -- perhaps in part because this spill occurred 10
days after BP Plc's Macondo well was finally capped after three months
of spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Enbridge Energy Partners,
a U.S. affiliate of Enbridge Inc., operated the pipeline. The company
has spent more than $765 million cleaning up the spill.
Read the story by InsideClimate News. Read more energy & sustainabilitynews.