Senate Bill Aims to Prevent Great Lakes Oil Spills

A U.S. Senate committee has unanimously approved legislation to protect the Great Lakes from oil spills. Michigan Democrat Gary Peters co-sponsored the bill (S. 2276), which designates the lakes as an “unusually sensitive area”. Peters tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller the measure will subject all pipelines in the region to the strictest federal oversight and the most rigorous inspections. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.

SAFE PIPES Act

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Pat Batcheller

Senior News Editor & WDET Host, Morning Edition

Hi, I’m Pat Batcheller, your host for WDET’s Morning Edition. I bring you the news, weather, traffic, and information to help you start your weekday.

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