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The Great Lakes Now monthly television program is produced by Detroit Public TV in partnership with a network of PBS affiliates around the region. Shooting on location in eight states and Canada, the magazine-style show brings viewers stories about the recreational, economic, scientific, political and environmental issues related to the Great Lakes and drinking water.
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While the blighted buildings have been torn down, the controversy is not over as stakeholders debate over what to do with the cleared site.
On Monday, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency cleared the way for work to start on the pipeline project. Yet hurdles remain, including ongoing lawsuits and the threat of protests along the route.
Data from the last water year indicated record-breaking levels in the Great Lakes, and this year looks to be much of the same.
After two years, the groups were told by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy that they filed the contested case with the wrong agency.
Great Lakes Now spoke to the author of the feature story of National Geographic’s December issue on the lakes, their issues and worldwide appeal.
Attorneys involved in the Flint Water Litigation provided an overview of the $641.25 million water settlement Nov. 23 on the City of Flint Facebook page.
The energy company announced Tuesday it has filed a complaint in federal court seeking to block Gov. Gretchen Whitmer from moving forward with plans to shut down Line 5 by May.