The oil spill in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River came from pipes transporting tar sands oil – the type of oil to be piped from Canada to Texas if the TransCanada Keystone XL deal is completed.
The “other health problems” include memory loss and seizures. The spill also accounted for hundreds of thousands of dollars of lost crops.
And what about the need of the US to become less dependent upon Middle Eastern oil supplies? Wouldn’t the TransCanada deal help?
It will be interesting to see how he sizes up the situation, and it will undoubtedly be dependent upon whom he sees as more likely to secure his “re-election” – some environmentalists or some oil barons. Of course, they claim now that they have pipe specially manufactured, so the danger of a leak like that in the Kalamazoo River is practically non-existent.
....and hey, do what you want....you will anyway.