Resolution Passes in Kalamazoo to Shut Down Pipeline

The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted to shut down a pipeline that spilled over 843,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River less than a decade ago.

The board passed a resolution Tuesday in opposition to Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline.

The over 60-year-old pipeline travels through the Upper and Lower Peninsulas and was created as a safe and efficient way to transport crude oil

Enbridge spokesman Jason Manshum says the 2010 oil spill drastically changed the public’s perception of safety of the pipeline.

The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board is expected to release two studies on risks from the pipeline next month.

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