Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Michigan's own little BP oil disaster! How cute.

Nearly one million gallons of oil has leaked into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River from a 30 inch pipeline carrying oil from Indiana to Ontario.

If we would replace the massive subsidies for oil with subsidies for biofuels and energy conservation instead, maybe this would have happened anyway. But it does point out the continuing environmental and public health costs of our reliance on fossil fuels. Police manning river access points. Dead fish washing up on riverbanks. Warnings not to fish in or have contact with the river. (photo courtesy Battle Creek Enquirer).


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