Environment

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.
Environment
3:31 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Toxic PCBs behind aging Kalamazoo River dams pose new risks

On the other side of the Kalamazoo River sits the last remnants of the Plainwell Dam. It was removed in 2007.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A long time ago,  paper mills dumped toxic PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, into the Kalamazoo River. Though the Environmental Protection Agency has been working to remove them, there are still PCBs lurking behind the river’s dams...and those dams are getting too old to hold them.

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2:54 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

WMU gets "Green Award" for public institutions

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The honor comes from the Michigan Green Leaders program.
KALAMAZOO - For more than three decades, Western Michigan University has been one of the greenest-minded academic institutions in the U.S. Home to the nation's first college revolving fund for financing energy-saving initiatives, WMU was among the first universities to abandon coal as a fuel source.

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