Environment

Pipeline Safety
8:19 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WSW: Environmental Groups Want Federal Study of Pipeline Safety

One of the largest oil spills in history happened on the Kalamazoo River in 2010 - file photo
Credit WMUK

When a pipeline ruptured near Marshall in 2010 it spilled hundreds of thousand of gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. 

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

State Targets Sites With Underground Tank Leaks

The site of the former Harvard Industries in Albion.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Underground tanks get special attention in state and federal environmental law.

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6:52 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Decision Coming Soon on Michigan Wolf Hunt Vote

Complex political process involved in whether wolves will be hunted
Within two weeks, state election officials are expected to act on a petition that could allow lawmakers to ignore efforts by voters to weigh in on Michigan's second managed wolf hunt. Lawmakers, on vacation and running for re-election, would have to return to Lansing within 40 days of the approval by the state Board of Canvassers.
6:17 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Groups Continue Looking for Solution to Asian Carp

Disagreement continues over separating Lake Michigan from Chicago area waterways.
WASHINGTON - Six months after the Army Corps of Engineers outlined strategies for keeping Asian carp out of Lake Michigan, policymakers, environmentalists and businesspeople are no closer to any kind of agreement on an acceptable long-term solution.
1:24 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Clean-up to End This Year

Dredging to end this summer while riverbank restoration continues into the fall.
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI -- This is the last summer the Kalamazoo River will be the scene of heavy dredging activity, as Enbridge Inc. cleans up the mess from a pipeline leak that sent an estimated 800,000 gallons of crude oil into Talmadge Creek and the river.

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