A major oil spill in the Great Lakes would be devastating to Michigan’s natural resources, the health of our citizens, and our economy, and the boom in domestic oil drilling and Canadian tar sands makes such a spill a real possibility. But the potential for this kind of a catastrophe has been almost entirely missing from the national conversation about expanding drilling.
Think about what has happened, just in the Great Lakes region, over the last couple of years:
BP spilled up to 1600 gallons of oil into Lake Michigan last week.
The Kalamazoo River – and the health of people who live near it – still haven’t recovered from the 2010 Enbridge spill into the Kalamazoo river.…