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.
(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.
Environmental Policy Advisor and author Dave Dempsey says a budget is about setting priorities. He says states have to reshuffle priorities if they truly care about the Great Lakes. Dempsey says that’s especially true for Michigan, the Great Lakes state.
"Michigan’s rivers and streams face new threats in the form of two invasive species: a snail never seen here before and an algae that used to be found in small, sporadic concentrations." (Detroit News)