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Whistleblower says Enbridge is Covering Up Oil Spill

January 11, 2017 10:24 PM

A former sub-contractor for Enbridge Energy says the company's pipelines are dangerous, and he brought that message to Superior Wednesday.

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Whistleblower John Bolenbaugh from Michigan wants to stop the Enbridge pipline going through the Great Lakes. He says he is exposing the company and its attempts to cover up the Kalamazoo oil spill in 2010.

"What really pissed me off is when they were burying oil and covering it up. I watched them put rocks over it. I watched them put dirt over it, then they put canvass over it top of it and planting grass seed," Bolenbaugh said. "They lied. It was a cover up. It was the biggest cover up in North American history."

Bolenbaugh adds that Enbridge will never sue him because he has video of them lying.

In response, a representative with Enbridge sent this statement to Eyewitness News:

"Mr. Bolenbaugh was an employee of a contactor to Enbridge at the Marshall remediation project. He was let go from the contractor but sued Enbridge claiming that Enbridge directed the contractor to do so. That case was tried and lost in a Michigan court.

Mr. Bolengbaugh's claims are false. In 2014, the Kalamazoo River was completely reopened for recreational use and the U.S. EPA and the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has declared the river has been restored."


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