Environment

A truck hauls dirt to a corner of Top Grade Site Management's Salem Pit in Dorr. Top Grade says this pit is similar to the one proposed in Richland Township.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

It’s safe to say most people would rather not have a gravel mine in their back yard. They’re noisy and dusty. And large trucks create traffic jams as they drive in and out of the pit. We may not like gravel mines, but experts say we need them. The country’s infrastructure is crumbling - and it will take trillions of dollars and a lot of sand and gravel to fix it. That will likely lead to more conflicts with residents.


Snyder's Signature Legalizes Wolf Hunting...Again

Dec 22, 2016
J.A. Vucetich and R.O. Peterson

(MPRN-Lansing)  Wolves are back on the list of huntable game in Michigan. But don’t grab your rifle just yet. Wolves are still on the federal endangered species list, so the law won’t take effect until they’re removed. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A major rewrite of Michigan’s energy policy is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder. 

Plastic Bags Bill On Its Way To Governor Snyder

Dec 1, 2016
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Changes could be coming for how retailers handle the use of plastic bags. That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a bill that won final approval in the legislature Thursday. 

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
WMUK

Great Lakes Echo Commentator Gary Wilson says this year’s election should have taught everyone the hazards of making predictions. So instead of forecasting how President-elect Donald Trump will address the Great Lakes, Wilson has some suggestions. 


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