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BP finds a new iconic American body of water to pollute


This week, folks who live near Lake Michigan got a small taste of what it’s been like to be a resident of the Gulf Coast in recent years: A leak at a BP refinery has spilled an unknown amount of oil into Lake Michigan in Indiana, with the Coast Guard on Wednesday estimating that at least nine to 18 barrels (378 to 756 gallons) of oil were spilled. The spill occurred Monday afternoon after a...

Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.
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