Great Lakes

"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)


(WDET-Undated) Water levels in Lake Michigan are almost a foot higher than they were last year, and are still rising. 


(MPRN-Undated) Gov. Rick Snyder spent part of the weekend in Quebec discussing issues affecting the Great Lakes.