Monday, June 23, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> Fishery advisors call for replacing oil pipes in the Straits of Mackinac, MI - A group of U.S. and Canadian citizens that advises the Great Lakes Fishery Commission says an aging pipeline under the Mackinac Bridge should be replaced. They say there's too much danger of a "catastrophic" oil spill in an "especially sensitive area" with fast-moving currents and frequent ice cover.

<> Exhibition looks at Detroit River, Great Lakes - A new exhibition explores the ways that people have interacted with and affected the ecosystem of the Detroit River and the Great Lakes.

<> Proposed floating Lake Michigan island exceeds funding goal - The pitch for a floating entertainment center about a half-mile off Chicago's shore is gaining the public's support -- and dollars

<> Great Lakes mayors want tougher oil shipment rules - An organization representing mayors of cities in the Great Lakes region says the U.S. and Canada should do more to protect the environment from oil spills.

<> Developers face obstacles to offshore wind farms in Great Lakes - As recently as a couple of months ago, construction of a wind farm in Lake Erie, off the Ohio shoreline near Cleveland, looked promising. But now some are sounding the death knell for any wind development in the Great Lakes.