Environmental Law & Policy Center and Groundwork urge pushback against Trump administration’s war on the Great Lakes and effort to de-fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Attorney General Bill Schuette was quoted again this week with his strongest language yet about decommissioning Line 5 under the Straits of Mackinac. Disagreeing with an assertion that the pipeline could last “indefinitely”, Schuette called for a “comprehensive plan … to drive the timeline for the (pipeline’s) closure”. Yet in the same statement he suggested the pipeline could be replaced with a tunnel under the Straits, a risky and expensive alternative that ignores the long-term solution of getting oil to Michigan from other existing pipelines and, ultimately, reducing our demand for oil and transitioning our economy to run on cleaner fuel sources.
Groundwork’s Jim Lively explains why Great Lakes business leaders are calling for a shutdown of the dangerous oil pipelines through the Straits of Mackinac.
The 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and my beloved Chicago Cubs is the first “All Great Lakes World Series” in … 71 years. Here’s a timeline of key events in Great Lakes environmental history, with the corresponding play-by-play of what was happening in baseball at the time.
On Nov. 6, voters will determine whether Michigan takes full advantage of a rare, golden opportunity to secure new investment, build new infrastructure, create jobs and enhance health and the environment for its citizens.
Located along a particularly beautiful stretch of northern Lake Michigan shoreline, the small village of Empire looks like a guaranteed economic success story.