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Emergency response crews get hands-on training with Lamor Arctic Skimmer tool in Straits of Mackinac

It’s purpose-built, it’s designed for extreme cold and ice, and it’s now part of Enbridge’s emergency response arsenal in the Straits of Mackinac.

Last week, crews from Enbridge and our network of oil spill response organizations (OSROs) were out on the water in Cheboygan, Michigan, for a two-day training session with a Lamor Arctic Skimmer—the most advanced cold-weather oil recovery system on the market.

While Enbridge focuses primarily on prevention methods to keep our pipeline network healthy—including 24/7 monitoring, regular inspections and maintenance, and remotely controlled isolation valves—we also invest heavily in the tools, technologies and systems that ensure a safe, quick and effective response in the event of a spill.

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NOAA’s satellites are on the chopping block. Here's why we need them.


On Friday, The Washington Post reportedly obtained a memo from within the Trump administration about proposed funding for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The memo outlined steep cuts to several divisions, including the elimination of the $73 million Sea Grant research program, cuts to climate research divisions, and more.

But the biggest cut The Post reported was to the agency's National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service—NOAA’s satellite division—which would see its budget cut by 22 percent, or $513 million. The operates 16 satellites that orbit the Earth at a wide variety of altitudes and positions, gathering data that researchers in both the public and private sector rely on to do their jobs.

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MPC Crews on scene of a fuel spill in Detroit

March 1, 2017

DETROIT (WJBK) - An apparent police chase ended Wednesday morning in Detroit with a pickup truck slamming into a semi, which is now leaking fuel.

It started at a home in Southgate around 4:30 a.m., when a homeowner realized someone was breaking into his car. The suspect drove off in the homeowner's 2007 black Ford F250 -- and the homeowner hopped in his other car and started following the suspect.

The tanker now, though, is leaking diesel fuet in the area. Crews are on scene working to clean that up.

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Ambassador Bridge owner files lawsuit to allow transport of hazardous materials

Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun says the Michigan Department of Transportation and its director have no right to prevent hazardous materials from being transported across his privately owned border crossing, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

The 15-page action filed in U.S. District Court criticizes MDOT director Kirk Steudle, claiming decisions to prevent materials that include corrosives, flammable liquids and explosive materials from being shipped by truck over the bridge has cost Moroun millions of dollars in lost truck tolls.

Trucks carrying hazmat — short for hazardous material — must instead use Sarnia’s Bluewater Bridge or the Detroit-Windsor truck ferry, which have proper equipment and permits in place to deal with a spill or an accident.

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Trump Plans to Begin E.P.A. Rollback With Order on Clean Water

February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Tuesday aimed at rolling back one of former President Barack Obama’s major environmental regulations to protect American waterways, but it will have almost no immediate legal effect, according to two people familiar with the White House plans.

The order will essentially give Mr. Trump a megaphone to direct his new Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, to begin the complicated legal process of rewriting the sweeping 2015 rule known as Waters of the United States. But that effort could take longer than a single presidential term, legal experts said.

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