Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

Kalamazoo Oil Spill

Five years after the Enbridge Energy Line 6B oil spill into the Kalamazoo River, we reflect on its impact and contemplate our use of oil as an energy source.   While this post is a couple months past the official 5 year anniversary of the spill, it’s a fitting time for RMP to talk about this event as Toyota’s Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) the Mirai will be hitting the shores of California within one month from the publishing date of this article.  RMP continues to cheerlead talk about FCEVs like the Mirai because they render the use of oil as an energy source as technologically obsolete even if gasoline might be around for years to come.   For less money than we spend on military operations to protect oil infrastructure and strategic maritime choke points in the Middle East, we can build a hydrogen fueling infrastructure that supports the transportation sector of our economy for future generations without the use of crude oil.   By using crude oil for energy we:  send millions of dollars each day to countries that financially support Jihad against America, cope with infrastructure all across our land that threatens and contaminates drinking water sources, and unnecessarily depend on a commodity that is the number one culprit of an 11% import/export deficit on the US economy. Continue reading “Kalamazoo River Oil Spill”