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Great Lakes Scientist says, “If We Lose The EPA, We Lose Lake Erie”

Minnesota Governor remains focused on water quality

MCRC Report: Flint Water Crisis “Systemic Racism”

Enbridge denies own report noting Straits oil pipeline losing coating

Michigan’s Governor and Flint’s Mayor at odds over water bill credits for citizens

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Great Lakes Scientist says, “If We Lose The EPA, We Lose Lake Erie”
- by Mary Ellen Geist

At the 8th Binational Meeting of the Lake Erie Millennium Network, 125 scientists gathered at the University of Windsor in Ontario to hear experts weigh-in on the health of the southernmost, warmest and shallowest of the Great Lakes. They presented research on everything from climate…

Icicles on the tiki bar — winter on a Great Lakes island
- by GLNeditor

This story was originally published in Great lakes Today. During the summer, The Flyin Jays play around 85 shows all over the “Bay” – Put-in-Bay.  The three-piece band plays at tiki bar Mojito Bay, the Beer Barrel, and Tippers, the island’s place for fine dining.…

What will the next four years hold for the Great Lakes under E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt?
- by Mary Ellen Geist

On Tuesday, February 21st, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency addressed his staff for the first time. Scott Pruitt said, “We as an agency and we as a nation can be both pro-energy and jobs, and we can be pro-environment, and we don’t…

Minnesota Governor remains focused on water quality
- by Gary Wilson

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has made clean water a priority during his tenure as governor and that focus continues as he enters the last two years of his second term. Dayton announced in early…

Michigan Civil Rights Commission Report: Flint Water Crisis “Systemic Racism”; “Complete Failure of Government”
- by Mary Ellen Geist

“Would the Flint water crisis have been allowed to happen in Birmingham, Ann Arbor or East Grand Rapids?” asks the Michigan Civil Rights Commission report which took one year, three public hearings and testimony from 150 residents, experts and government officials to compile. The Commission…

Enbridge denies own report noting Straits oil pipeline losing coating
- by GLNeditor

“Officials with Canadian oil transport corporation Enbridge on Thursday denied reports that the company’s twin, underwater, 64-year-old oil and natural gas pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac are losing their protective coating.”  To read more about this story go to the Detroit Free Press website.

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