The Michigan Supreme Court has taken a step toward possibly stopping a $100,000 verdict for a woman whose home had to be demolished after the basement was mistakenly filled with heating oil.
“They can either place their bets on a fossil fuel from the last century or they can place their bets on America’s future,” the President said.
Officials say an oil line under a West Michigan roadway leaked about 40 gallons of oil, temporarily closing a rural intersection while cleanup took place.
Oil prices hit a new nine-month high Thursday as gas pump prices climbed closer to $4 a gallon across much of the country.
Gasoline prices continued their pogo stick ride in Michigan through the month of January.
We’re getting into the peak of the summer driving season and with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, there is bound to be some sort of disruption in the gasoline supply chain.
In November 2007, a deliveryman mistakenly pumped about 400 gallons of heating oil into a pipe that was no longer attached to a tank in a Detroit basement. Oil leaked into the soil, and the house had to be demolished.
The likelihood of East Coast refineries closing ahead of Hurricane Irene is already pushing up gasoline prices.
There are no long-term health effects of submerged oil from last year’s spill in southern Michigan’s Kalamazoo River, a new study from the state says.
About once a decade, there’s a big fight to force car companies to do more to reduce our dependence on oil. But what about all the other industries that use oil?