Government Ignored Cornerstone Environmental Laws During Permitting Process” National Wildlife Federation

An oil pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac is the subject of a lawsuit filed today. But the National Wildlife Federation isn’t suing Enbridge, the company that owns the pipeline, it’s suing the federal government instead. Mike Shriberg is the Great Lakes Regional Director for the National Wildlife Federation. He tells WDET’s Amy Miller that the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Agency approved a permit to transport oil through the aging pipeline without proper scrutiny.

 

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Image credit: National Wildlife Federation

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About the Author

Amy Miller

Reporter/Producer

Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.

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