This is why we can’t have nice things…


(h/t Charlie Pierce)

Two oil projects in the works could significantly increase the amount of heavy crude oil moving on — and near — the Great Lakes, causing alarm among environmentalists because they involve the same heavy oil that was behind a $1-billion oil spill on the Kalamazoo River in 2010 that remains an ecological disaster.

The company fined for that spill — Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge — is behind one of the new projects.

It is simply unconscionable to me that a company that has caused a billion dollar oil spill on a river that has not been cleaned up is being considered at all for another project on US soil.

We’ve honestly stopped even giving a damn about the environment enough to put up a pretense that we give a damn.

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