August 2, 2010 (CHICAGO) --A public interest law firm is preparing to sue the Canadian owners of a pipeline that ruptured in Michigan and dumped oil into a Kalamazoo River tributary.The Great Lakes Law Center sent Enbridge, Inc. a notice of intent to file if a settlement isn't reached within 60 days. They are accusing the company of violating the Clean Water Act.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the spill exceeds 1 million gallons. The company estimates 820,000 gallons.
A company spokesperson said she was unaware of the letter and couldn't comment on litigation.