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Detroit water shutoffs must end

BRIDGE News and analysis from The Center for Michigan Detroit water shutoffs must end 2 December 2014 by Jim Olson Detroit’s emergency manager filed for bankruptcy in July 2013 to force creditors to negotiate a bankruptcy plan that would slash the city’s unwieldy debt. Last month, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Detroit approved a plan… Read more »

Hawaii River Restorations Reflect National Desire to Protect Water for Public Benefit

  Hawaii River Restorations Reflect National Desire to Protect Water for Public Benefit TUESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2014 16:25 Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted for more than 100 years. Photo courtesy Jan Arendtsz via Flickr Creative Commons Water restored to natural rivers will help support fields of Hawaii’s traditional and culturally important taro… Read more »

State Urged to Get Involved at Line 5

By Paul Gingras of the St. Ignace News Oct. 9, 2014 www.stignacenews.com/news/2014-10-09/Front_Page/State_Urged_to_Get_Involved_at_Line_5.html Citizens called on Governor Rick Snyder Monday, October 6, to exert state authority to prevent a potentially catastrophic oil spill from Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 petroleum pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Increased conveyance of petroleum products and the potential for heavier forms… Read more »

Minimizing Risk

Ken Winter October 3, 2014 COLUMNS Ken Winter Minimizing Risk October 3, 2014 MACKINAC ISLAND–Some 75 braved harsh rains earlier this month to gather at the Island’s Community Center to learn the hard realities should nearby Enbridge’s aging oil and gas Pipeline #5 break in the Great Lakes, especially near the Mackinac Bridge. The troubling… Read more »

FLOW Executive Director Urges Governor to Take Action on Enbridge Line 5

FLOW”s Executive Director, Liz Kirkwood, kicked off a widely publicized press event at the State Capitol in Lansing this morning, calling on Governor Snyder and state leaders to take immediate action on the Enbridge pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. Kirkwood urged the Governor to demand that that Canadian company apply for the required authorization … Read more »

GROUPS: LET’S PREVENT AN OIL SPILL; NOT HAVE TO CLEAN ONE UP

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 record-eagle.com  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 record-eagle.com 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 Detroitfreepress.com 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 »