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A Heartfelt Thanks to Our Partners at FLOW

We have so many partnerships to be grateful for at FLOW, and in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re taking time to say thanks, and invite others to join us. Just this year, several organizations have reached out to us because of our mission to protect the Great Lakes as a commons and offered their support… Read more »

LivingstonDaily.com: ‘Fracking’ authority debate ignites

Click here to read the article on LivingstonDaily.com ‘Fracking’ authority debate ignites By Christopher Behnan February 9, 2014 FOWLERVILLE, MI – Fighting big oil would be a costly proposition for any local government. That doesn’t mean local officials don’t have legal ground to challenge drilling operations, including those that use hydraulic fracturing to maximize oil… Read more »

LivingstonDaily.com: ‘A lot at stake’ for locals regarding fracking rules

Click here to read the article on LivingstonDaily.com ‘A lot at stake’ for locals regarding fracking rules Environmental group discusses options at Fowlerville meeting A note from FLOW Chair Jim Olson to clarify – At the meeting, FLOW did say townships could undertake a ban, however we specified that it would be difficult to defend a… Read more »

FLOW Funder Park Foundation Among Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

The New York Times recently featured one of FLOW’s major funders, the Park Foundation, in an article about a group of philanthropic foundations that are collaborating to move their financial investments away from fossil fuels (divestment) in an effort to align their money with their missions to curb climate change. Among the groups involved in… Read more »

Require Cumulative Environmental Impact Statement for Keystone XL and Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Oil Pipelines

FLOW, along with a myriad of policy and environment groups throughout the Midwest led by Sierra Club, signed this coalition letter to Department of State Secretary John Kerry. The letter requests that the Department of State consider developing a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the Keystone XL pipeline that also accounts for the Alberta Clipper… Read more »

Yoga for Health Education Fundraiser a Great Success

Check out Yoga for Health Education here. The “Almost FREE Classes” January 3, 2014 fundraiser for FLOW was a great success. Many thanks to all those who participated. Read more here: http://yogaforhealthtc.com/topics/class-uses

Michigan Corps Member Spotlight: FLOW

Click here to read the article on Michigan Corps’ site For more about Michigan Corps, click here to visit their site. By Jason Aoraha Jim Olson has been practicing environmental law for forty years. In recent years, the Northern Michigander began asking himself how he could bring a group of concerned citizens together to protect… Read more »