I have a state park pass, but my two young daughters repeatedly choose Sebago Lake State Park as their haunt of choice in the summer. As I watched them play in the water last week, it increasingly disturbed me to consider the potential consequences that could come from a reversal of the aging pipeline from Maine to Canada in order to accommodate toxic tar sands.

Two years ago this week, 1.2 million gallons of corrosive, diluted tar sands bitumen (dilbit) spilled from a pipeline operated by Enbridge, Inc., into a wetland that flowed into the Kalamazoo River. After two years, and nearly a billion dollars to attempt to clean it up, thirty miles of the river remain closed.

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