Great Lakes

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
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The Great Lakes are not as large as the oceans, but Bridge reporter Jim Malewitz says they are large bodies of water and hazards like rip currents can make them very dangerous, even deadly.


Straits of Mackinac - file photo
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Mary Ellen Geist says the Enbridge Energy pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac is mysterious in part because it’s so far down under water. The Great Lakes Bureau Chief for Detroit Public Television says the documentary Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes answers some of the questions about the pipeline, its purpose and the risks.


The proposed plan is for Area 1 on the map
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Funding for Great Lakes programs is protected in the latest federal budget signed into law by President Donald Trump, but Gary Wilson, contributor to Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau says many of the same battles may be fought again for next year’s budget.


File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
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(MPRN-South Haven) Governor Rick Snyder says a new shipping lock in Joliet, Illinois is needed to stop Asian carp from making their way from the Mississippi River system to the Great Lakes. But, Snyder says it’s taking too long to get the project started.  

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Gary Wilson says most observers are not surprised by the Trump administration’s approach to the Great Lakes so far. The contributor to Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau says the Trump campaign did signal support for Great Lakes restoration in 2016, but also said there would be changes in the Environmental Protection Agency.


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