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White House Lifts 6-month Ban On Offshore Drilling

The Obama administration, under heavy pressure from the oil industry and others in the Gulf Coast, lifted the moratorium on deep water drilling that it imposed in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill.


Oil Pipeline Restarted; Not Source Of Spill

A 14-inch pipeline that carries crude oil from Michigan’s St. Clair County to Toledo, Ohio, has been restarted after officials determined it is not the source of a 42-gallon spill.


Oil Pipeline Shut Down In Mich. After Small Spill

A crude oil pipeline in Michigan has been shut down as a precaution after a small spill was discovered near Port Huron.


Mystery Oil Spill Soils Lake Huron Beach

An oil spill, about 25 yards wide and 300 yards long, forced officials to close a Lake Huron beach at Cheboygan State Park in northern lower Michigan.


Enbridge To Resume Oil Flow Through Damaged Pipe

Enbridge Inc. says it will resume the flow of oil Monday morning through a pipeline that ruptured in July, spilling 820,000 gallons of crude into southern Michigan waterways.


Kevin Costner Pitches $895M Oil Spill Plan

Actor Kevin Costner testified before a congressional panel Wednesday pitching a multi-million dollar response plan he wants the federal government to adopt for massive oil spills in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in […]


Michigan Oil Spill Workers Detained In Texas

Forty-two suspected illegal immigrants have been detained in Texas after returning from an oil spill cleanup job in Michigan.


Enbridge Wants To Work On Lake Mich. Pipeline

An oil company wants permission to improve structural support for its pipelines running under Lake Michigan in the Straits of Mackinac.


US Rep. Miller Asks Feds To Investigate Pipeline Dent

Michigan Congresswoman Candace Miller is asking the federal government to investigate a dent in an oil pipeline under the St. Clair River. 


Oil-Eating Bacteria Discovered In Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has revealed a previously unknown type of oil-eating bacteria, which is suddenly flourishing. Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil […]