New report: oil transportation poses risks to Great Lakes Region
The boom in oil production in North Dakota and Western Canada has turned the Great Lakes region into a transportation corridor for crude oil. The domestic production of oil has become a cornerstone of energy policy in both the U.S. and Canada. But several high-profile spills, including the one into the Kalamazoo River in 2010, have raised questions about the safety of how we transport oil.The Great Lakes Commission looked into those questions in a new draft report released yesterday at their annual meeting. Current State talks with executive director of the Commission Tim Eder.