Reports & Media Releases

Great Lakes Lawyers & Scientists Urge Gov. Snyder & AG Schuette: Imminent Hazard Requires Immediate Actions to Eliminate Oil Risk in Straits of Mackinac

Filling a void left by the state, a Great Lakes law and policy group and its scientific advisors released a report today calling on the Snyder administration to take interim steps – including the immediate temporary halt of oil flowing through two aging pipelines in the Mackinac Straits – and swiftly pursue an “action plan”… Read more »

FLOW Responds to Task Force Report

LANSING – This morning Attorney General Bill Schuette and DEQ Director Dan Wyant released the long-awaited Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force report, outlining specific recommendations to address the significant risks surrounding a Canadian pipeline company’s controversial twin pipelines (known as “Line 5” or the Straits Pipelines).  The Task Force report establishes a framework to determine… Read more »

Cannon Township Enacts Ordinances to Regulate Ancillary Oil and Gas Activities

As part of FLOW’s Model Local Ordinance Program, Monday, Cannon Township enacted three new ordinances to regulate ancillary oil and gas activities. Congratulations and well wishes to everyone in Cannon as they move forward in their process to protect their community and give voice to the concerns of their citizenry! Read more about the new… Read more »

Oil & Water Presents to Petroleum Task Force

NEWS     Oil & Water Presents to Petroleum Task Force DECEMBER 15, 2014 LANSING – In formal remarks today to a state task force on oil pipelines, representatives of key environmental and Great Lakes groups – echoing the concerns of businesses, governments, and thousands of citizens – called on Governor Snyder to take swift… Read more »

Pressure Mounts for Gov. Snyder to Act as Coast Guard Admits Its Unprepared for Heavy Oil Spill

For Immediate Release:   Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 Contact: David Holtz, Sierra Club 313-300-4454  david@davidholtz.org Liz Kirkwood, For Love of Water 231-94491568  liz@flowforwater.org Citizens groups concerned that Enbridge plans to bring more heavy oil through Michigan pipelines Citizens groups today called on Gov. Rick Snyder to take immediate steps toward protecting Michigan from oil pipelines… Read more »

FLOW Urges the Department of Environmental Quality to Strengthen Its Proposed 2014 Fracking Regulations to Protect Michigan’s Water, Air, and Land Resources

August 1, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Kirkwoood, Executive Director 231 944 1568 or liz@flowforwater.org FLOW Urges the Department of Environmental Quality to Strengthen Its Proposed 2014 Fracking Regulations to Protect Michigan’s Water, Air, and Land Resources Traverse City, Mich. – On July 31, 2014, FLOW submitted extensive public comments to the Department of Environmental… Read more »

Environmental groups demand Governor and State take immediate action to protect the Great Lakes from hazardous Enbridge Mackinac Straits oil pipeline

July 2, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Kirkwoood, Executive Director 231 944 1568 or liz@flowforwater.org  Michigan Governor Snyder urged to exercise full authority over Enbridge Pipeline No. 5 under public lands easement agreement and Great Lakes Submerged Land Act  Traverse City – 17 Conservation, water and environmental groups and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of… Read more »

FLOW Awarded NMEAC John Nelson Water Steward Award

Click here to view and download the press release as a PDF. May 2, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Kirkwoood, Executive Director 231 944 1568 or liz@flowforwater.org FLOW Awarded NMEAC John Nelson Water Steward Award TRAVERSE CITY– On April 25, 2014, Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) honored FLOW with the John Nelson Water… Read more »