February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

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EPA Wants More From Enbridge on Kalamazoo River Cleanup

EPA has proposed a new Order to require Enbridge to do further cleanup from its July 2010 pipeline spill on the Kalamazoo River in southwest Michigan.  The Order, if finalized, would require installation of additional oil-containment devices at the following locations: upstream of Ceresco Dam, upstream of Kalamazoo Dam, upstream of the neck of Morrow Lake, and at other locations to be specified by U.S. EPA.  The new Order would also require removal of the submerged oil and oil-contaminated sediment or other sources of sheen from these same areas by August 1, 2013.  Enbridge has 30 days from October 3 to submit written comments on the proposed Order.

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Timothy J. Lundgren, Varnum, Environmental Attorney, Public Service Lawyer

Tim is a partner in the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources team. On energy issues, Tim represents clients before the Michigan Public Service Commission, including energy suppliers, marketers, manufacturers, agricultural processors, public entities and institutions, and trade associations representing competitive power supply and business interests. He also advises clients on developments in energy law and policy in Michigan, and assists them in the development of legislative proposals.

Tim works on natural resource development and environmental permitting...