"LANSING — Since mid-2014, nine states have passed laws that will phase out the manufacture and sale of personal care products, like toothpaste and facial cleansers, that contain plastic microbeads." (Detroit Free Press)
"DETROIT, MI — A national environmental group claims in a lawsuit that every oil pipeline crossing a navigable inland water body in the United States is operating illegally due to an overlooked gap in federal regulations dating back 20 years." (MLive)
"The 62-year-old segment of Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline underwater, at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac, has been generating the most buzz and concern lately over how a spill from it would harm the Great Lakes." (Detroit Free Press)
U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow have introduced legislation designed to prevent oil spills on the Great Lakes. The Michigan Democrats unveiled the bills on Wednesday. Peters joined WMUK to discuss the proposals.
"Researchers predict a “severe” season for the harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie’s troublesome western basin — worse than the blooms last summer that led a two-day shutdown of water to more than 400,000 residents in Toledo and Michigan’s Monroe County." (Detroit News)