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KALAMAZOO, MI — The City of Kalamazoo became the latest Michigan municipality to pass a resolution in support of shutting down Enbridge Line 5.
Kalamazoo City Commissioners said the potential for ecological disaster outweighs the benefits of the pipeline and unanimously agreed to support legislative efforts to close it. The 63-year-old lines transport light crude oil and natural gas between the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan and are owned and operated by the Canadian oil transport company, Enbridge Inc.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
LANSING — A former spokesman for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality who resigned over the Flint drinking water crisis has joined the Lansing lobbying corps.
Brad Wurfel, who said last summer that Flint residents worried about lead contamination of their water should "relax," registered as a lobbyist in July and is working for the Lansing firm of Kandler Reed Khoury & Muchmore, records show.
"I work with a wide range of clients to help them address challenges and find more effective ways to communicate," Wurfel said about his new job, in an updated posting on his LinkedIn page.
Wurfel did not return a phone message from the Free Press.