Environment

$23.2-Million Could Go Toward PFAS Contamination

Dec 14, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Money might be on the way to help fight perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in Michigan. PFAS is a family of chemicals that’s been discovered in groundwater in 14 communities, and 28 sites, across the state. 

An EPA employee holds one of the types of booms used to clean up the Kalamazoo River oil spill in 2010. Patrick Miles of the U.S. Attorney's Office (middle) and acting EPA regional administrator Robert Kaplan (right) made the announcement about the Enbrid
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Members of a pipeline advisory board are criticizing a deal Governor Snyder struck with the energy company, Enbridge. They are calling for the line to be temporarily shut down. 

File photo of protesters calling for the shutdown of Line 5
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Enbridge Energy will be on the hot seat when the Michigan pipeline safety board meets Monday in Lansing. The Canadian company will be asked to explain how it’s ensuring the oil pipeline Line Five is safe. 

Should We Always Manage Invasive Species? Maybe Not

Dec 5, 2017
Garlic mustard covers a forest floor in Rockford, Illinois
Victoria Nuzzo

Invasive species are an expensive problem in the United States. Federal agencies spent more than $104 million last year to control them. But a recent study on invasive garlic mustard shows that, at least in some cases, it might be better to leave invasive species alone.


Protesters call for the shutdown of Line Five - file photo
Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Enbridge Energy will replace a section of a controversial pipeline that runs beneath the Saint Clair River with a tunnel. It will also examine similar treatment for a section of Line Five that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. 

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