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After federal rule change, Michigan resumes killing cormorants to save fish-
Under a new federal permit program, Michigan officials can kill up to 9,650 adult cormorants and destroy up to 1,400 nests in hopes of keeping fish out of the birds’ bellies and on Michigan anglers’ fishing hooks.00
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Great Lakes surfers to Michigan: Don’t close beaches during rough waves-
Critics of the proposed order acknowledged the good intentions behind it but said it’s not the best way to improve water safety in Michigan.
How much should lawyers make in the Flint water crisis settlement?-
Residents and lawyers are arguing the merits of the proposed $641 million Flint water crisis settlement, with residents saying the fees lawyers are seeking that could amount to about 30 percent of the settlement is money that belongs to the victims and lawyers saying they’re simply asking for fair compensation.
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People ignore drowning warnings, so Michigan may close Great Lakes beaches-
Red flags fly above the sand of Michigan’s Great Lakes beaches warning when the waves are dangerous, but that’s not always enough to stop swimmers from entering the risky water. It comes amid concerns that Great Lakes drownings will set a new record this year.
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Fish, propane, cash: Not everyone loves Enbridge generosity in the Straits-
Enbridge Energy and Massey Fish Company partnered to distribute free whitefish to area seniors, drawing cheers from allies and jeers from opponents who question the motives behind the company’s generosity.
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Detroit-area floods mean sewage backups. Fed dollars won’t fix issue soon.-
It could take $1 billion a year until 2045 to address storm water drainage alone — and that’s just in seven of the state’s 83 counties. That doesn’t account for the billions in other infrastructure needs, from drinking water and sewers to roads and bridges.
Army Corps decision could tack years onto Enbridge Line 5 tunnel timeline-
Federal regulators this week announced they will thoroughly examine the potential environmental impacts of Enbridge Energy’s plan to encase the petroleum pipeline inside of a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac, a review that could take years.
Should taxpayers foot the bill for restoring the Midland dams?-
A group of Michigan legislators has introduced a bill package that would use public funds to rebuild the Sanford and Edenville dams and repair two upstream dams that were damaged in the floods, while enacting regulatory reforms designed to hold private dam owners accountable for maintaining their property.
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Michigan’s climate-ready future: wetland parks, less cement, roomy shores-
What does Michigan’s future look like if we adequately prepare the state’s water resources for climate change? Goodbye to septics and shore-hugging homes. Hello to more diversified crops on Michigan farms.
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Michigan vows to seek Line 5 profits if Enbridge defies shutdown order-
In a letter Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer put Enbridge on notice that if the company keeps operating Line 5 in the Straits beyond Wednesday, the state will pursue legal action to recoup any profits Enbridge amasses from “wrongful use of the State’s property.”