Rep. Fred Upton indicated Tuesday that there could be a congressional inquiry into the 2010 Enbridge pipeline spill, pending the final analysis of a federal investigation.
At a tour of an excavation of the pipeline near Cassopolis, Upton said the possibility of a hearing is still on the table and could be decided in coming months. Although Upton said he would wait to comment further until the final report came out, he did say some of the information pointed to "suspicions" about causes of the spill and what went on during the more than 12 hours that oil was pouring into the Kalamazoo River.
Upton said he has not delved much into the more than 5,000 pages of raw investigation documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board. He would not say whether he thought company missteps caused more environmental damage, or whether he personally favored a congressional hearing.