The Northern Express –  This Week’s Top 5 GROUPS: LET’S PREVENT AN OIL SPILL; NOT HAVE TO CLEAN ONE UP Environmental groups want Gov. Rick Snyder to take action after the US Coast Guard announced they would be unprepared to respond to a potentially catastrophic oil spill at the Straits of Mackinac. The area between… Read more »

Mackinac Island Residents Learn About the Enbridge Pipeline

       Mackinac Island Residents Learn About the Enbridge Pipeline By Stephanie Fortino The Mackinac Island Community Hall filled with citizens interested in learning more about the Enbridge Pipeline Line 5 that runs on the lake bottom at the Straits of Mackinac Thursday, September 4. The meeting was organized by several citizens on the… Read more »

Officials require more supports beneath oil pipes

Click here to read the article on  By The Associated Press July 25, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two oil pipelines at the bottom the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan will get additional support structures to help prevent potentially devastating spills, officials said Thursday. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Dan Wyant,… Read more »

George Weeks: League of Conservation Voters acts on two fronts

Click here to read the article on By George Weeks July 13, 2014 The Michigan League of Conservation Voters, which in recent years has shown growing clout in politics, last week exercised it on two fronts, especially in northern Michigan, where it made two of its only three endorsements in legislative primaries. The LCV’s… Read more »

U-M computer model shows Straits pipeline break would devastate Great Lakes

Click here to read the article on By Keith Matheny – Detroit Free Press Staff Writer July 10, 2014 A rupture of 61-year-old, underwater oil pipelines running through the Straits of Mackinac would be “the worst possible place” for a spill on the Great Lakes, with catastrophic results, according to a University of Michigan… Read more »

Waukesha Presses First Test of Great Lakes Water Compact

Click here to read the article on By Kaye LaFond July 9, 2014 WAUKESHA, WI — There was a time in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when this southeast Wisconsin town was known throughout the Great Lakes Basin for its ample supplies of pure water. The aquifers underlying the forests and meadows… Read more »

New York Times: Going Without Water in Detroit

Click here to read the article on By Anna Clark DETROIT — A FAMILY of five with no water for two weeks who were embarrassed to ask friends if they could bathe at their house. A woman excited about purchasing a home who learned she would be held responsible for the previous owner’s delinquent water… Read more »

FLOW Takes Lead Authoring Line 5 Letter to Governor: Elevating the Public Trust Duty to Protect the Great Lakes

On July 1, 2014, FLOW, along with sixteen other conservation, water, and environmental groups and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians submitted a letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, urging him to address Enbridge’s 61 year-old Line 5 oil pipelines located under the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Michigan-Huron. The letter addressed Enbridge’s lack of transparency and disclosure… Read more »