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Great Lakes states ignoring oil leak risks, report says

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Illinois requires permits for new oil pipeline construction, but only two other Great Lakes states (Michigan and Minnesota) do, and that's a problem, according to a new report,

Other Great Lakes states should approve their own rules to protect the lakes' basin from oil pollution because federal laws aren't adequate, says the report released Monday by the National Wildlife Federation and University of Michigan Law School.

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A worker monitors water in Talmadge Creek in Marshall Township, Mich., near the Kalamazoo River as oil from a ruptured pipeline, owned by Enbridge Inc, is attempted to be trapped by booms Thursday, July 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The report, written in response to a massive oil spill in southern Michigan that released more than 800,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River and Talmadge Creek, says stronger rules are needed.

Read the National Wildlife Federation's report here.

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