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Enbridge and Michigan Come To Agreement on Line 5 Pipeline

Enbridge and Michigan Come To Agreement on Line 5 Pipeline

23-Feb-2018

In December, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed an agreement requiring Enbridge, the owner of Line 5, to take immediate steps to improve environmental protection for the Great Lakes and other state waterways. “Business as usual by Enbridge is not acceptable, and we are going to ensure the h...
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Environmentalists Push For Lake Erie Impairment Declaration

Environmentalists Push For Lake Erie Impairment Declaration

14-Feb-2018

Environmentalists and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continue to wrangle over Lake Erie’s classification under the Clean Water Act. Environmentalists are now pushing for a court ruling that would force the EPA to declare the Ohio portion of western Lake Erie as impaired. M...
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Manitowoc Shipwreck Placed on State Register of Historic Places

Manitowoc Shipwreck Placed on State Register of Historic Places

12-Feb-2018

The Lake Michigan Arctic shipwreck near Manitowoc, Wisconsin has been placed on the State Register of Historic Places. The Arctic tug was built in 1881 and sank in 1930. To learn more about the Arctic shipwreck, visit wisconsinshipwrecks.org. (http://www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org) ...
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States, Ontario Join Coalition to Fight Carp

States, Ontario Join Coalition to Fight Carp

07-Feb-2018

Last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes. So far, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Ontario have joined an interstate partnership, the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp, in order to help co...
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Lake Michigan Clearer, But With Caveat

Lake Michigan Clearer, But With Caveat

30-Jan-2018

According to a study by the Michigan Tech Research Institute, Lake Michigan has dramatically increased in clarity since 1998, the Chicago Tribune reports. The reason? Researchers say the introduction of mussels, one of the biggest invasive species in the Great Lakes. Researchers from the Michig...
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Chicago, Surfers Sue U.S. Steel

Chicago, Surfers Sue U.S. Steel

26-Jan-2018

The City of Chicago has joined a local surfing group in suing U.S. Steel for a number of toxic chromium spills into Lake Michigan last year. The Surfrider Foundation, now with Chicago, has sued U.S. Steel for failing to notify the City of Chicago about three spills near drinking water intakes at the...
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Group Releases Plan to Decommission Line 5

Group Releases Plan to Decommission Line 5

26-Jan-2018

Oil & Water Don’t Mix, an organization campaigning against Enbridge’s Line 5, has developed and released a Line 5 Decommission plan that it claims the state could take to shut down Line 5 in a safe and efficient way. The Enbridge Line 5 pipeline runs through the Straits of Mackin...
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Grand Traverse Bay Receives $1.5 Million in Funding

Grand Traverse Bay Receives $1.5 Million in Funding

07-Jan-2018

Northern Michigan’s picturesque Grand Traverse Bay will receive $1,589,664 in funding thanks to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow announced that the GLRI will fund three projects in Grand Traverse Bay to protect against invasive specie...
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<em>Arctic</em> Shipwreck Added to Historic Register

Arctic Shipwreck Added to Historic Register

04-Jan-2018

Another Lake Michigan shipwreck has made the State Register of Historic Places, according to the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Arctic Shipwreck, located near Manitowoc, is a tug that was built in 1881 and sank in 1930. The Arctic is now protected by state law; divers may not remove artifact...
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Map Pins Algal Blooms on Farms

Map Pins Algal Blooms on Farms

04-Jan-2018

The pressure is on western Ohio farmers to cut down on fertilizer use and nutrient run-off. Recently published maps of the Lower Maumee Watershed pinpoint areas where nutrient runoff (such as phosphorus or fertilizer) is highly concentrated, with the worst areas, primarily near farms, is south and w...
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