Environment

7:45 am
Wed December 10, 2014

U.S. House Approves $300-Million for Great Lakes

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Bill now goes to the Senate
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday authorizing $300 million a year to be spent over the next five years on water quality efforts in the Great Lakes states.
6:15 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Palisades Plans Response to Finding of Safety Violation

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission could downgrade the safety status of plant and boost regulatory oversight
COVERT - Federal nuclear regulators say they found a safety violation of "low to moderate safety significance" at the Palisades nuclear power plant earlier this year.
6:45 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Legislation Seeks to Limit Lawsuits Over Wind Turbines

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State is trying to reach a standard of getting 10% of its power from renewable sources by the end of next year
They are the epitome of a "not in my backyard" item: massive wind turbines whose blades can reach more than 300 feet into the sky. People want the clean energy they produce, but not the sight of them on their horizon or, for those closer by, the humming they generate.
7:21 am
Fri December 5, 2014

House Passes Bill That Redefines Renewable Energy

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Environmentalists say state is taking step backward on renewable energy
LANSING, MI - The Michigan House of Representatives on Thursday passed 63-46 legislation that would count fuel from burning solid waste as a renewable energy source, something environmentalists say is "irresponsible." HB 5205, sponsored by Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, aims to remove barriers to the use of solid waste as a clean energy source.
Great Lakes Policy
9:17 am
Mon November 17, 2014

WSW: Snyder's Re-Election May Drive Great Lakes Policy

Saugatuck Dunes
Credit John Haberstroh/Wikimedia Commons

Governor Rick Snyder's re-election has ramifications for economic and social issues, as well as the Great Lakes. 

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