Video: Deb Miller and Susan Connolly, Michigan residents who live near the Kalamazoo River oil spill, are now advocates for pipeline safety. They talk with Rachel Maddow about why tar sands oil spills are particularly nasty to clean up.
Maria Martinez is a student at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor where she studies English and Global Change, an interdisciplinary program aimed at understanding the environmental challenges and changes that humanity faces today and the need for sustainability. She is particularly interested in the way that humans interact with resources and the consequences of a transforming environment on resource availability and accessibility. Currently, she is considering a future in environmental law. In her spare time, Maria enjoys being outdoors, mentoring and reading. One of her favorite places to be is Northern Michigan.
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