July 08–The pipeline company that faces a proposed $3.7-million fine for an oil spill that dumped more than 800,000 gallons of oil into a Kalamazoo River tributary in 2010 wants to build a new pipeline next to its existing line through Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties.

The line would be part of its massive pipeline replacement project in Michigan.

Enbridge Energy has applied to the Michigan Public Service Commission to build the pipeline, the same line that ruptured near Marshall. Under the plan, the company says it would deactivate the old line but leave it in place.

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