BP Spills Tar Sands Oil Into Lake Michigan

by: paul baines
contact: paul@greatlakescommonsmap.org
13:05 Mar 25 2014 BP Oil Refinery

Why should we work towards a Great Lakes Commons and how ?
From the report linked below:

"BP has just released new spill numbers that are more than double the original estimates – as much as 1,600 gallons of oil has been released into southern Lake Michigan. The reason for the change of heart – BP has now recovered more oil than they originally reported released, as reported by MLive:

Company representatives now estimate between 630 and 1,638 gallons of oil has been recovered since the spill at BP’s Whiting Refinery on Monday, March 24. It was estimated Wednesday that between 377 and 755 gallons of crude oil had spilled. BP said the initial numbers were based off visual observation."

See link below for the full story.

What options to citizens have when these spills happen? How can they protect their shared commons?
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