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One Year Later, Michigan Tar Sands Oil Spill - Ceresco Dam

Realities of a Tar Sands Oil Spill, One Year Later

7/21/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Around this time last year, I made an emergency trip home to Battle Creek, Mich., after hearing reports of a major oil spill in the Kalamazoo River. The oil disaster gushed nearly 1 million gallons of tar sands oil into […] Read more >

Kalamazoo River polluted with raw tar sands crude

Great Lakes Lawmakers Push for Dangerous Oil Pipelines, Despite Apparent Pipeline Safety Issues

7/6/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Several Congressional members, and Great Lakes State Legislators, are shamefully showing support for the Keystone XL pipeline before pipeline safety and environmental concerns raised by the EPA, some members of Congress and over 265,000 citizens have been adequately addressed. Oil extraction […] Read more >

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No Tar Sands Pipeline Construction Until True Impacts are Clear

5/19/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Pipelines are out of sight and often are out of mind for many Americans–including Congress and the agencies that regulate the pipelines. Last year I learned this lesson the hard way when parts of my hometown were devastated by a […] Read more >

In this Google image, one can see the Shell Peace River Complex which does in situ bitumen extraction. It feeds tar sands diluted bitumen into the Rainbow pipeline at the Haig Lake Terminal, where it then travels south down the Rainbow pipeline to Edmonton. The Rainbow pipeline probably carries mostly conventional oil from NW Alberta, however, the spill occurred very near to where tar sands dilbit feeds into the pipeline.

Massive Pipeline Spill Sickens Residents

5/5/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

NWF Says Health Impacts a Glaring Hole, Needs Study       About 28,000 barrels of oil spilled from a rupture of the Plains Midstream Canada Rainbow pipeline in Alberta last week. The spill is more than one-third larger than […] Read more >

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