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Tag: The Whistleblower

A Canadian pipeline company asks the EPA for more time to dredge a Michigan river where it spilled tar sands oil more than three years ago. Request: denied.
John Bolenbaugh, the oil worker who claims he was fired for blowing the whistle on a top-down cover-up that followed the 2010 spill of more than a million gallons of tar sands crude in Michigan, has made good on his vow to... read more >
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In July 2010, an underground oil pipeline ruptured in southwestern Michigan. By the time workers were able to stanch the flow, over a million gallons of tar sands crude had flowed from the pipeline and into the Kalamazoo... read more >
With the outcome of his trial in doubt, a Michigan cleanup worker who alleges a cover-up takes a deal -- but only on the condition that he can continue his crusade against the Canadian pipeline company responsible for the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history.
He claims he was ordered to cover up dirty crude from the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history. Now a jury will consider if he's a legitimate crusader or a publicity hound motivated by his own personal drama.
After a dramatic EPA meeting at which he revealed his secret shame -- and despite a campaign to intimidate him -- a fired oil spill cleanup worker continues his single-minded quest to prove that large pockets of tar sands crude were covered up in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River.
After one of the worst inland oil spills in U.S. history, a fired cleanup worker turns crusader on a mission to expose what he calls a cover-up by the pipeline company and its contractors. But revelations about his past threaten to destroy his reputation -- and his credibility.
An introduction to OnEarth’s special three-part series investigating the Kalamazoo River oil spill and its toxic, destructive aftermath.
In July 2010, more than a million gallons of tar sands crude spilled into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. A fired cleanup worker with a dark past claims he was ordered to cover up oil to meet federal deadlines. His case goes to trial next week.