Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Great Lakes Successes Take Front & Center - Part 1

<> Great Lakes Successes Take Front & Center – Part 1 - It's official. The first five years of the precedent-setting Great Lakes Restoration Initiative are history -- and the Initiative has made history. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

COMMENTARY: A tour of Lake Michigan, my inland sea

<> COMMENTARY: A tour of Lake Michigan, my inland sea - Chicago, sand dunes, a ferry crossing. A voyage around Lake Michigan reveals striking topography, time-worn communities and the reassuring permanence of an unchanging lake amid it all.

Friday, August 14, 2015

'All hands on deck' Enbridge oil spill drill planned for Mackinac straits

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<> 'All hands on deck' Enbridge oil spill drill planned for Mackinac straits - The "mother of all exercises" to gauge Enbridge Inc.'s ability to respond to an oil spill under the Mackinac straits will happen next month -- Sept. 22-25 and involve hundreds of responders, more than a dozen boats, multiple helicopters, drones, underwater vehicles, wave gliders and other equipment designed to gauge real-time wind, wave and current data in the heavily trafficked waterway.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Halting Asian carp advance 'stymied' by Illinois interests, says MI senator

<> Halting Asian carp advance 'stymied' by Illinois interests, says MI senator - "There's just not the same sense of urgency," said Sen. Debbie Stabenow. "We're stymied because we can't get support, frankly, from Illinois or Chicago. Their senators and representatives won't support doing something."

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Activists: 62-Year-Old Pipeline Poses Threat to Straits of Mackinac

<> Activists: 62-Year-Old Pipeline Poses Threat to Straits of Mackinac - Two aging pipelines carry 20 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas a day under the Straights of Mackinac -- if you shut them off on both sides of the bridge, you still have 325,000 gallons in each of those lines that could spill. . .

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MI Senator Stabenow Announces Legislation to Require International Review of Canadian Plans to Store Nuclear Waste on Great Lakes

<> MI Senator Stabenow Announces Legislation to Require International Review of Canadian Plans to Store Nuclear Waste on Great Lakes - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced legislation -- Stop Nuclear Waste by Our Lakes Act -- to require the State Department to invoke the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 and mandate that the International Joint Commission (IJC) study the risks to the Great from the proposed Canadian nuclear waste site on Lake Huron -- the measure is a companion resolution to one introduced by Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) in the U.S. House.