Environment

2:54 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Senators want Great Lakes in climate change plan

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The letter says the senators are "disappointed" that the Great Lakes weren't included in the plan released by the White House recently.
Six Great Lakes senators wrote President Barack Obama today, urging him "to fully incorporate the risks and impacts to the Great Lakes" in his plan to confront climate change. Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. are among the letter's signatories.
2:47 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Great Lakes environmental cuts proposed

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The plan before a House subcommittee in Washington would cut spending on the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $285 million to just $60 million a year.
Proposed funding cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative introduced this week represent the greatest threat yet to the four-year-old program, some environmental groups charged Tuesday. And a failure to restore funding levels could mean the loss of a host of programs that have benefited the Great Lakes region, they added.
6:28 am
Tue July 23, 2013

12 arrested near Enbridge construction site east of Lansing

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Pipeline expansion project is set to be completed at end of the year
Twelve arrested at Enbridge protest in Stockbridge STOCKBRIDGE Twelve protesters who are part of the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands were arrested today after a protest of the Enbridge 6B easement in rural Ingham County. A link to this page will be included in your message.
6:24 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Kalamazoo Mayor says state and federal officials discussing costs of cleaning up Kalamazoo site

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Bobby Hopewell made comments at rally calling for removal of PCBs from Allied Paper landfill
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The campaign to convince the Environmental Protection Agency to completely cleanup the Allied Paper site may be gaining momentum.
6:18 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Michigan House Democrats propose new regulations on "fracking"

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Department of Environmental Quality says it will examine proposal, but has refuted the need for new rules in past
LANSING - Michigan House Democrats want to further regulate fracking, a controversial method of accessing natural gas. They promoted a package of eight bills that would require the disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground for certain fracking operations before receiving a permit.

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