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Michigan's Senator Stabenow on Large Oil Spill plus MoveOn Petition Comments, Recent ND Drone Videos

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Regarding possible North Dakota oil spills, Michigan's Senator Stabenow discusses the 2010 pipeline that spilled 800,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River, costing $1.2 billion to clean up.

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From United States Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan

Dear Stephen,

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Thank you for contacting me about the Dakota Access pipeline project. Like you, I am deeply troubled by the situation at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

We in Michigan unfortunately know well the damage that can be caused by an oil spill. In 2010, a pipeline ruptured in Marshall, Michigan, releasing over 800,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. This was the largest oil spill in U.S. history, and it cost more than $1.2 billion to clean up. For similar reasons, I have been leading efforts to address issues with a pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac. An oil spill in our Great Lakes would have an enormous health and economic impact, and we must do everything to keep our water safe.

I am aware of the concerns raised by members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe who are opposed to this pipeline, which would run through land that is sacred to them and could affect their primary source of drinking water. I am also deeply disturbed by escalating violence against people who are protesting the pipeline's construction. Recently, the Obama Administration announced a pause in construction on federal land while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reevaluates the permits necessary for construction and whether they are in line with federal law to protect waters.

I will continue to closely monitor what is happening in North Dakota, and I will keep your views in mind as Congress debates these serious issues. Please continue to keep me informed about issues of concern to you and your family.

Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow

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