EPA Shoots Down Enbridge Oil Spill Cleanup Extension Bid

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 7:30 PM ET) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday rejected Enbridge Inc.'s request for more time to clean up damage from a 2010 pipeline rupture that spilled more than 1 million gallons of tar sands oil into Michigan's Kalamazoo River, leaving the federally imposed Dec. 31 deadline in effect.

EPA on-scene coordinator Jeffrey Kimble told Enbridge that the company's trouble obtaining permission to use a dredge pad location was not enough to merit an extension, noting that the Canadian oil giant failed to name any efforts to secure...
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