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Earthgauge Radio: The Challenges of Sturgeon Stewardship

A sturgeon rearing facility in Allegan County Park, in New Richmond on the Kalamazoo River. Photo: Mark Brooks

Thanks to a fellowship from the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, I was able to join a group of journalists on a learning expedition in Michigan last year. One of the projects we investigated . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: The Challenges of Sturgeon Stewardship

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio May 9: the Kalamazoo River oil spill 3 years later

Download: earthgauge-podcast-may9-2013.mp3

Photograph: State of Michigan

This week on Earthgauge, we take a look back at what happened in Michigan in 2010 when an Enbridge pipeline ruptured spilling roughly 1 million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. What is the legacy of the spill and is there anything for the . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio May 9: the Kalamazoo River oil spill 3 years later

Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: the Kalamazoo River oil spill

This week on Earthgauge, we’ll take a look back at what happened in Michigan in 2010 when an Enbridge pipeline ruptured spilling roughly 1 million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. What is the legacy of the spill and is there anything for the rest of us to learn as we contemplate the . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: the Kalamazoo River oil spill

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Enbridge Leaks

There’s holes in its Norman Wells pipeline.  And Kalamazoo clean-up costs are exceeding estimates, so the company is also leaking money.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: An Oil Spill Will… Pt II

“We had four deaths in first year –two died within two months.” I now have said goodbye to 17 people who I met since the oil spill…” 

Remember The Kalamazoo.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: An Oil Spill Will…

…hurt your business base. Companies will relocate or close. Your tax base will disappear. Your communities will lose tourism and future businesses, as companies don’t want to locate there,” she said.“…You’ll have to pay more into the medical care of your citizens. Your system is different than ours, but you’re going to need to bring . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: An Oil Spill Will…

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Enbridge Tries To Screw Kalamazoo

Two and a half years after the costliest oil pipeline spill in U.S. history, the company responsible for the disaster is balking at digging up oil that still remains in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River.

The cleanup has been long and difficult because the ruptured pipeline was carrying bitumen, a heavy oil from Canada’s tar sands region. . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Enbridge Tries To Screw Kalamazoo