On the heels of yesterday's second oil accident off Louisiana's coast, emergency workers in Michigan are responding to another major slick caused by a ruptured pipe. This oil spill of more than 800,000 gallons of crude (so far) is affecting some 16 miles of the Kalamazoo River (again, so far). Here's a photo of that mess from Brandy Baker of the Detroit News.
This quote from the Detroit News article sticks out to me:
"We have negatively impacted your lives and made a mess of your properties and waterways," said Patrick Daniel, Enbridge president and CEO. "We're now working around the clock to minimize the impact of that and clean up the area."
And yet the oil industry says spills and accidents are few and far between, huh?