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Enbridge predicts $62M in fines, penalties tied to oil spill

Enbridge predicts $62M in fines, penalties tied to oil spill

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — A pipeline company says it expects $62 million in fines and penalties related to a 2010 Michigan oil spill. In a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Enbridge says $55 million represents penalties under federal water law. The Alberta-based company says no final fine or penalty has been ordered yet as negotiations continue with ...

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Ex-Green Party hopeful gets 4-day sentence for sit-in

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — An ex-Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate who was convicted of illegally protesting a new oil pipeline will spend four days in jail on probation violations. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports Christopher Wahmhoff received the sentence Monday in a Calhoun County courtroom. He pleaded guilty to the violations after authorities said he hadn’t paid restitution ...

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Editorial: Time to protect Great Lakes from oil spill is now

An oil pipeline running through the Straits of Mackinac should be shut down. On this point, most parties now agree — except, we presume, Enbridge Energy Partners, the Canadian company that owns and operates the pipeline. In this conflict, the cause has found a champion in state Attorney General Bill Schuette, who deserves praise for his efforts to shed light ...

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NY to require further review of crude oil facility at port

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state regulators said Thursday they’ll require further environmental review before deciding whether to allow a fuel transport company to install facilities at the Port of Albany that critics say would make the port a hub for heavy Canadian tar sands crude oil. The Department of Environmental Conservation informed Global Partners of Waltham, Massachusetts, that it ...

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Editorial: Dig deeper into Enbridge pipeline with impact statement

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“Everybody is concerned about the safety of their communities, and Enbridge is, too. We definitely want to work with communities so they feel safe with the pipeline and understand that Enbridge is working to protect that community.” –Becky Haase, Enbridge spokeswoman Janesville Councilman Jim Farrell is right. The state Department of Natural Resources should back up and do an environmental ...

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Enbridge defends northern route for pipeline

Pipeline operator Enbridge Energy on Tuesday defended its proposal to build a northern Minnesota crude oil pipeline in the face of persistent suggestions by state agencies that another route, farther south, might be better. Company executives testified during the first day of a trial-like evidentiary hearing before a regulatory judge in St. Paul. Critics of the $2.6 billion project have ...

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Nebraska court could hold up Keystone pipeline

OMAHA, Neb. — The Republican-led Congress appears ready to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but no matter what actions are taken in Washington, the entire 1,179-mile project could be delayed until Nebraska signs off on the route. After several years of intense debate, the routing process is before the Nebraska Supreme Court, and depending on how the justices rule, ...

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Enbridge oil spill settlement is $6.25M, not $6.75M

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A settlement over a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan is worth $6.25 million, not $6.75 million as lawyers reported earlier in December. A new filing has been made in Grand Rapids federal court. Judge Gordon Quist still must approve the deal between a Canadian company and residents and land owners near the Kalamazoo River. The ...

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Enbridge settles Michigan class-action lawsuit

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Canadian company responsible for a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan has agreed to pay about $6.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. A federal judge must still approve the settlement reached last week by Enbridge Inc., based in Calgary, Alberta. The company has agreed to pay about $2.2 million to residents and land owners ...

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Keystone controversy: Is Canadian dilbit the “dirtiest” oil out there?

As the vote to pass the Keystone XL Pipeline headed to the Senate floor yesterday, researchers with California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard have released new data on the ‘cleanliness’ of North America’s ‘dirty’ oil, and the results may surprise you. Before I unveil the results of the study, let’s backtrack ever-so-slightly and bring back an issue relevant to the findings of ...

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