opinion: Enbridge must get environmental house in order before approving other projects
Ms. Biolchini, in her article about the new Enbridge addition, says: "The Michigan Public Service Commission approved a settlement agreement." Are we to believe these people are professionals? Haven't they read the history of Enbridge in Michigan?
Ms. Biochini goes on to point out a protest recently at the capitol. I cannot speak for all at the rally, but from my point of view it seems sensible that if a company spills 800,000 gallons of oil in one year (after neglecting to service the pipeline properly for years) there might be more. How about 3,000 plus, each year, since at least 2003, topping a million in 2009, in different parts of Michigan? Recalling that these pipelines carry tar sands crude (which uses 1.2 gallons to make a gallon, for which wildlife is randomly shot, and which oil is bound for export, not local use), my question becomes simple: how much is the Michigan Public Service Commission being paid to say yes (come on, all you investigative reporters out there)? We already know the Koch brothers, high political donors in other arenas, have a stake in TransCanada, which subcontracts out to Enbridge, Might I suggest that until Enbridge can get its (which really means OUR) environmental house in order (please recall the stretch of the Kalamazoo River where the spill occurred could not be used publicly for over two years), they avoid allowing projects like this to go forward. Michigan, as it was when Canada dumped its garbage here, is only being used for convenient profits of an unreliable corporate entity enabled by this "Public" Service Commission. Jon F. Krueger