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Dirty secret at the bottom of the Great Lakes

Discourse's first independent commission was released last month on VICE's Motherboard Channel. In the documentary, Oil & Water: Sunken Hazards of North America's Pipeline Industry we investigate a 62-year old oil pipeline running through the largest freshwater system on earth - the Great Lakes. The film was reported, produced and edited by Spencer Chumbley. Chris Gill - former Discourse member and now VICE Staff member was the Director of Photography. Additional editing and production support was provided by Joe Van Eeckhout. Press for the piece can be found here:

  • The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann - The "Ticking Bomb" Below the Great Lakes (Television Interview)

  • WORT 89.9 FM - Oil Pipelines that Dwell Beneath the Great Lakes (Audio Interview)

  • David Pakman Show - There's a Ticking Timeomb Oil Pipeline (Video Podcast)

  • Grist - Video about the aging pipeline below the Great Lakes should be this summer’s top horror flick

  • EcoWatch - Enbridge’s Aging Pipelines Beneath Great Lakes Are ‘A Ticking Time Bomb’

  • Daily Kos - Keystone XL of the Great Lakes

  • NWF - Summer Disaster Movie? No Thanks.

  • On Earth  - In Dire Straits

  • Great Lakes Echo Pipelines, Fish tanks and Environmental Risk