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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

Upper Peninsula road pits Marquette county officials against the E.P.A.

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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.

Michigan’s Governor and Flint’s Mayor at odds over water bill credits for citizens
- by Gary Wilson

  Collaboration between state of Michigan and the city of Flint on the water crisis continues but there are still some major rifts more than two years after Flint’s water problems hit a tipping point. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver hit a…

A Plan to Build a Road in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Pits Marquette County Officials Against the E.P.A.
- by Mary Ellen Geist

A battle involving the needs of mining and timber companies in the Upper Peninsula versus concerns about the future of wetlands, rivers and wilderness is on its way to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The outcome could wind up being a…

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