Enbridge Inc. said Monday that it is moving ahead with the collection of rock and soil samples in the Straits of Mackinac while it prepares for a court battle with Michigan’s governor over a planned oil pipeline tunnel there. Read full story by The Associated Press.
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) toured flood-ravaged portions of Lake Ontario in New York on Monday, saying he expects the entire Lake Ontario shoreline will be declared a disaster area shortly. That would allow homeowners, businesses and governments to access federal disaster dollars. Read full story by WBFO-Buffalo, NY.
The yellow perch disaster—that’s not too strong a word—is just one of the major challenges facing the Great Lakes, but it is a challenge that has been inadequately addressed by our leaders. Read the full story by the Urban Milwaukee.
This spring has been a rough season for the beach at Madison Township Park in Madison, Ohio. The size of the beach itself has shrunk significantly this year due to erosion caused by record-high water levels on Lake Erie. Read full story by The News-Herald
The agency that manages water on Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River, The International Joint Commission, says it’s pushing as much water downstream as it ever has. Read full story by North Country Public Radio.
Landowners in Wisconsin are invited to attend a series of free public workshops to learn more about why Phragmites is a problem and how private landowners are benefiting from participating in an exciting regional program working to control these invasive plants. Read the full story by the Sheboygan Press.
As Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has indicated she may go to court as soon as the end of this month to try to stop the flow of oil through Enbridge’s 66-year-old underwater pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, the potential impacts of permanently shutting down the pipeline are coming closer to fruition. Read the full story by Crain’s Detroit Business.