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Thirty-eight Miles of The Kalamazoo

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Canadian heavy crude -

fatigue grown cracks coalesce to blow

eight-hundred thousand gallons

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into creek and river - fills

thirty-eight miles of the Kalamazoo.

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Seventeen hours to shut it down.

Five years - hundreds of millions

to clean-up and comp. It's

good enough now for business to fish.

Company's pleased - with

thirty-eight miles of the Kalamazoo.

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Greed can't see obscenity,

feel pain for land and living things.

It says - loosen controls

knowing oil's still there

and will never be gone - from

thirty-eight miles of the Kalamazoo.


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