Thursday, May 1, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> Protecting the Great Lakes: Schuette, Wyant Request Details on Status of 61-Year-Old Mackinac Straits Enbridge Oil Pipelines – Michigan Officials' Letter to Enbridge Requests Information on Construction of Pipelines, Inspections, Leak Prevention, Detection and Control Plans (links to letter and attachment). Response due in 60-days.

<> Midwest braces for effects of still-frozen Great Lakes - With some areas of the Great Lakes having ice layers over two feet deep, it is hard to predict when they will fully melt, and what sort of environmental effects will be seen when they do. Lake Superior, is still over 60 percent frozen.

<> Chicago stops short of petroleum coke ban - A revised zoning ordinance outlaws new storage terminals while requiring three existing operations along the Calumet River to file quarterly reports on the amount of petroleum coke and coal shipped through Chicago. . .