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6B pipeline

Oil spill cleanup along Talmadge Creek, June 2011.
A crucial number is removed, without explanation, from the EPA website that is tracking the cleanup of the 2010 dilbit spill Michigan’s Kalamazoo River.
A key piece of data related to the biggest tar sands oil spill in U.S. history has disappeared from...
May 6, 2013 | Read More
ExxonMobil's Pegasus Pipeline ruptures in Arkansas
Exxon pipeline spill in Mayflower, Ark. illustrates concerns outlined in 54-page petition that EPA and PHMSA must now respond to.
A petition filed with federal agencies last week by a coalition led by the National Wildlife...
Apr 1, 2013 | Read More
Enbridge construction of the new 6B pipeline in Michigan, October 2012.
Landowners say their concerns have been ignored and that Enbridge has been aggressive and inconsiderate in acquiring their land.
Michigan regulators agreed last week to allow Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. to replace a...
Feb 7, 2013 | Read More
Map of Northwestern Indiana with 6B river crossings.
Despite calls for extra protection for the vital watershed, Enbridge expects to have its final permits from Indiana to begin construction in May or June.
In the northwestern corner of Indiana a major pipeline project is planned that will carry vast...
Dec 27, 2012 | Read More
Syncrude oil sands mining operation in Alberta, Canada
Last year it was just a technical term known mainly by the oil industry. This year "dilbit" was at the center of the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline.
This was the year "dilbit" registered on the U.S. political and public radar in a major way....
Dec 27, 2012 | Read More
Protestor in support of Michael Bishop, who's challenging TransCanada in court.
After news broke that human error caused the Enbridge oil spill and fears spread over Keystone XL, pipeline safety moved into the mainstream.
Revelations that preventable safety lapses were behind Enbridge's disastrous oil spill in Michigan...
Dec 26, 2012 | Read More
Enbridge construction of the Line 6b replacement in Howell, Mich.
Landowner group wants to force Enbridge to follow local regulations; the pipeline company says the group has no legal standing to sue.
A lawsuit against pipeline company Enbridge Inc. was returned to Michigan state court on Tuesday,...
Nov 29, 2012 | Read More
Map of Line 6b replacement
Enbridge has started to replace a Michigan pipeline that ruptured in 2010. Landowners and towns say the firm lacks permits and want construction stopped.
Story updated on Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m. ET to include comments from Brandon Township. A federal...
Oct 23, 2012 | Read More
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Amid puzzling indifference shown by elected officials over Enbridge's pipeline plans, townships are stepping up, opponents say—and giving them some hope.
At first, Katy Bodenmiller was dumbfounded by the response from U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a two-...
Oct 17, 2012 | Read More
Worker cleaning up the Kalamazoo River on Aug. 4, 2012.
Enbridge needs to dredge accumulating oil from 100 acres of the river’s bottom, EPA says. The work could take up to a year and cost tens of millions more.
The hidden, long-term effects of the 2010 pipeline accident that spilled more than a million...
Oct 11, 2012 | Read More