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Michigan Oil Spill Cleanup Boils Down to A Contest for Ideas Provided to the EPA!

The article US-Canada pipeline leaks oil into Michigan river details the event and it appears that nearly 1/2 day’s flowing supply was lost to the creek. It is not a comfort to see the EPA rear its ugly head in our Great Lakes as they have not done well in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (the EPA failed to inspect what it expected). The fact that this is not the first significant leak for Enbridge Energy Partners this year within the United States is also troubling. The symptoms from unqualified inspections and outright negligence are overwhelming and have led to:

Oily birds found after Calhoun County leak

WOODTV8 | July 26, 2010

MARSHALL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An estimated 20,000 barrels — or 840,000 gallons — of oil have leaked from a pumping station into the Tallmadge Creek south of Marshall, an official with the pumping station’s owner said Monday evening.

The oil has moved into the Kalamazoo River at least as far as Ceresco, between Marshall and Battle Creek, as of 8 p.m. Monday. Oil could be seen coming down the dam in Ceresco and staining vegetation in the river.

An Enbridge Pipelines spokeswoman said she wasn’t certain how far the oil had traveled as of 9 p.m.

Neighbors alerted 24 Hour News 8 to oil-covered geese along the river between Marshall and Battle Creek.

“It just breaks your heart to see creatures suffering,” Sherri McGee said. “It’s just terrible. Somebody should be out here doing something.”

Enbridge spokeswoman Terri Larson said the company is aware of the birds and is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. People wanting to report endangered animals — or any oil issues — can contact Enbridge at 1-800-306-6837.

Crews were working to place barriers Monday night but we wondered: is the company confident that the barriers were be placed ahead of the oil?

“What I can say is we’re bringing our full resources to bear to contain and resolve this situation. Everything we can throw at this we are throwing at this,” Larson told 24 Hour News 8.


LIBERTYDOGG77 | July 26, 2010

Oil Spill In Michigan

lniewenhuis | July 28, 2010

This is footage from the Enbridge Energy Pipeline oil rupture near Marshall, Michigan, just 10 miles from where I live. The spill is flowing into the Kalamazoo River which flows through West Michigan and out to Lake Michigan. Last year, I walked all the way around Lake Michigan, a journey of over a 1,000 miles. Seeing this oil on its way to the lake horrifies me. Read more about my journey around Lake Michigan at: LakeTrek.Blogspot.com

Michigan State Police at Enbridge Oil Spill Press Conference

MichEMHS | August 01, 2010

F/Lt. Bonnie Kanicki-Wilson of the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division makes a statement at the 7-31-2010 press conference regarding the Enbridge oil spill in Calhoun county.

Michigan Oil Spill News And Updates

Just a few follow-up thoughts:

This article is ridiculous, since we don’t have a Pro-Active POTUS, but a slacker in reacting.

Where has PHMSA been during the cleanup, use of dispersants and disposal of oil in the Gulf of Mexico and now the ongoing situation in Michigan?

Why do disasters in the United States of America require a contest for answers? Because we have a weak White House administration that doesn’t have a clue!



Does Oil Spewing in Gulf Stop for Weekends? Cleanup Workers Do!

No, the oil in the Gulf of Mexico appears to still be on free flow via BP web cams.

Looks like Saturdays are not “official” cleanup days as viewed at the Pink Pony Pub web cam in Alabama today. I will be checking in, throughout tomorrow, as well. Isn’t it great to know the administration has “We the People’s” backs! Truly an embarrassment “…for the land of the free and the home of the brave…”

UPDATE ~ Sunday June 19, 2010

Cleanup Workers enjoy their weekend…. none working. Shouldn’t there be a scheduled rotation to cover every day? I mean the oil hasn’t stopped, so why are the workers?


To View Lazy Gulf Oil Cleanup Workers Check the Live Web Cams

If you interested in observing what is NOT happening on the Gulf Coast, just check any live Web Cams from Louisiana to Florida. I happened to tip in this morning on the Pink Pony Pub in Alabama. Just look at the waste of paid workers and their shoddy performance. What are they doing? Not Much!

Still captures from this morning:

Is this what Obama was referring to in his “Oily” Oval Office speech this past Tuesday Night

“…So if something isn’t working, we want to hear about it. If there are problems in the operation, we will fix them…”

or was it this

“…the deployment of over 17,000 National Guard members along the coast. These servicemen and women are ready to help stop the oil from coming ashore, they’re ready to help clean the beaches”? hmm?

What a Bogus POTUS!


Put the Union Gangs and Thugs to Work on the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Is there some sort of Union problem, holding back the care and cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico and coastline? The Jones Act maybe?

Florida’s Attorney General requests Obama to waive Jones act to hasten oil spill efforts

Are unions impeding oil cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico?

Jones Act Slowing Oil Spill cleanup?

Unions, “Organizations”, and Their Activists are the Most Notorious GANGS Now Organized Against America so Hey, Obama, you consider yourself O-verlord of the Unions and you are notoriously known as “THEE Community Organizer” send those Unions across the land by the same “Community Action” buses to go clean up the Gulf Coast.

I mean the unions have no problem assembling and going into other states via a crazed Teacher or SEIU members by bus. They exhibit renegade status by ignoring all aspects of any laws: current, future and U.S. Constitutional~

Let them show their willingness to Really assist America, without breaking any laws, and to display any bit of Patriotism that may still be hidden deep in their misguided hearts.

Problem Solved!