Enbridge is running off to work on a new project before it’s done cleaning up the mess on its last one. If the Canadian oil company isn’t careful, it’s going to get grounded.
Responsible for creating the worst on-land oil spill in American history in Michigan, Enbridge doesn’t seem that worried about cleaning it up. I mean, it’s like a 14 year-old sent to clean his room. He pushes some stuff around, piles clothes in the closet, and then calls for his dad to come see that he’s done. And so his dad comes up — and isn’t happy with what he sees.
The Environmental Protection Agency today called for Enbridge Inc. to do more cleanup work along the Kalamazoo River.
The EPA sent the proposed order to the oil pipeline company today, identifying three areas — upstream of the Ceresco Dam, the Battle Creek Mill Ponds area and the Morrow Lake delta — as places where submerged oil needs to be removed. The order comes after Enbridge sent the EPA a letter in August stating no additional oil recovery upstream of the Ceresco Dam was necessary.
Sheen management, the control of elements of the oil that has risen to the surface, had been implemented by the company as its primary strategy for the past summer for oil recovery in the three areas. The EPA deemed the strategy inadequate in the order.
Or, to translate: No, Enbridge. You’re not going anywhere until this is room is clean. (For the sake of this analogy, please imagine that the dirty clothes on the floor are highly toxic and pollutant.)
But Enbridge doesn’t want to clean! It wants to go play with its friends and to be allowed to make new pipelines (which I guess is the room in this analogy? I don’t know anymore). From Tulsa World, via Midwest Energy News:
Enbridge Inc. plans to build an oil pipeline to transport Bakken crudes east in an effort to avoid a bottleneck at the supply hub in Cushing.
Dubbed “Sandpiper,” the line would carry as much as 200,000 barrels a day from the booming Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota to Superior, Wis., and eventually to refineries in eastern Canada, Stephen Wuori, the head of the Canadian company’s liquids pipelines business, said Wednesday at an investor conference in Toronto.
So if this one ruptures and keeps dumping tar-sands oil for 17 hours the way the one in Michigan did, that’s 141,000 barrels of oil all over the northern Great Plains. Which just means another big mess that Enbridge will ignore while it sits on its bed playing Temple Run.
The point of all of this is that Enbridge is a spoiled brat that doesn’t care about its neighbors and should be sent to military school immediately.