By Joyce Pines
View From Kalamazoo
The Kalamazoo Gazette is reporting that the whistleblower trial over the Enbridge pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River may be coming to an end.
Longreads, which is an excellent website highlighting serious journalism from around the Internet, is profiling a three-part series from OnEarth about the whistleblower John Bolenbaugh and the secret that may be driving his need to hold Enbridge responsible for what happened in 2010.
Written by Ted Genoways, it presents a case that Enbridge's cleanup was a bit on the hasty side and far from thorough. It is also important to understand that there's a big difference between pipes flowing beneath us carrying light crude oil and pipes carrying the much nastier and heavier tar sands, that include the chemicals benzene (causes cancer), toluene and n-hexane (causes nerve damage).
Genoways, by the way, has won National Magazine Awards six times. He's editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review.
It's worth your time to read this story.