August 9, 2010

News wires and blogs continue to be filled with stories about petroleum spills.  While the BP spill in the Gulf appears to have been capped, a pipeline spill in Michigan’s lower peninsula affecting streams and rivers that flow to Lake Michigan has gathered the public’s attention.  Estimates of the amount of the Michigan spill vary from company estimates of 820,000 gallons to governmental agencies who say the total spilled is over 1,000,000 gallons.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal and state agencies continue to monitor and respond to the Michigan spill.  A link to the EPA’s web page can be found at:  Meanwhile, a public interest group, the Great Lakes Law Center, has filed a notice under the federal Clean Water Act that it will file a citizen’s suit. For more information see:

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