7:07 am
Fri August 2, 2013

U.S. House committee reinstates money for Great Lakes restoration

House and Senate remain split over how much money should be spent on fighting invasive species and reduce pollution runoff
Last week, environmentalists, lake advocates and their supporters were howling after a House Appropriations subcommittee cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $285 million to $60 million for next year. But today, the full Appropriations Committee agreed to provide $210 million for the program, on an amendment proposed by Reps.
6:54 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Barry County approves plan to kill entire mute swan population

Birds have been deemed a nuisance, harmful to native species and the environment
BARRY COUNTY, MI - State wildlife officials will soon begin killing off Barry County's mute swan population after county leaders approved a five-year elimination plan. The Barry County Board of Commissioners voted recently to give state authorities unprecedented power to cull the swan, considered an invasive and dangerous species.
7:27 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Ingham County deputies providing security for Lansing-area Enbridge project

Security increased after protest-related arrests last week
Ingham County Sheriff's Office deputies are providing 24-hour security at the Enbridge 6B easement project site in southern Ingham County where 40 protesters converged last week.
6:35 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Decision on fracking lawsuit expected in three weeks

Lawsuit alleges state violated law by not assessing environmental impact before auctioning oil and gas rights
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Circuit Court Judge Amy McDowell she would issue a written opinion within 21 days on whether to grant the state's motion for summary disposition in a lawsuit challenging oil and gas leases sold by the state at auction in 2012 in the Allegan State Game Area, the Barry State Game Reserve and Yankee Springs Parks and Recreation Area.
1:49 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Environmentalists criticize fracking plan

The company behind the plan says it's focusing on sites in the northern Lower Peninsula.
LANSING - A proposal to draw natural gas from as many as 500 wells in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula by using hydraulic fracturing is attracting attention from environmentalists. The Detroit News reports Monday that Calgary, Alberta-based Encana Corp. proposed the wells. Spokesman Doug Hock says the company is "in the early stages" of new drilling in Michigan.