Great Lakes

US Department of Agriculture /

US Senator Debbie Stabenow is raising concerns about the possibility of oil drilling in the Great Lakes.

MichMash: June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018
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Nestle can pull about a half a million gallons of water a day out of a well in Western Michigan, then turn around and sell the water in its plastic bottles. It’s a controversial business arrangement that spurred thousands of people in Michigan to voice their opposition. But it’s allowed because of a provision in the Great Lakes Compact.

Environmental groups urge Snyder to veto water bill

Jun 13, 2018
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Environmental groups say a bill headed for Governor Rick Snyder’s desk could increase the amount of invasive species in the Great Lakes.

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A recent report from the Great Waters Research Collaborative shows that ships don’t have to leave the Great Lakes to contribute to the spread of invasive species.

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Members of a state board in charge of the safety of pipelines say they’re not alarmed by a recent coolant spill into the Straits of Mackinac.