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Why Create Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director Dan Wyant and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette co-chair a multi-agency government task force to take a close look at pipelines transporting petroleum products around the state. Formal oversight for interstate gas and oil pipelines comes from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force includes the Michigan Attorney General's office as well as DEQ, the Michigan Public Service Commission, Department of Natural Resources, DEQ's Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division. Other topics the group will address include: The state's emergency management preparedness for spills, Coordination of permitting issues for pipeline upgrades and replacement, and The creation of a state website to serve as an information clearinghouse for residents who have questions or concerns about pipelines. For more information visit: http://michigan.gov/pipelinetaskforce