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  • Great Lakes groups band together to challenge Nestlé and water crises in Flint and beyond

    Great Lakes groups band together to challenge Nestlé and water crises in Flint and beyond

    “My grandson that’s not here tonight, that’s twelve years old, he was to be an academic ambassador to go to Washington in the year 2014 and 2015. Well he was an A-B student but by the time the lead began to corrode his brain, he was no longer an A-B …Read More »
  • Public Trust Watch:  Courts Weigh Public Access to the Shore

    Public Trust Watch: Courts Weigh Public Access to the Shore

    What rights does the public have to access the shore?  By deciding not to hear an appeal brought by a right-wing foundation on behalf of a coastal property owner, the U.S. Supreme Court has provided an answer, for now. The Court of Appeals decision whose challenge the Supreme Court refused …Read More »
  • Whose waterfront is it anyway?

    Whose waterfront is it anyway?

    Whose waterfront is it anyway? An important court case in Wisconsin will offer one answer to that question – – and it could have important implications for public access and open space in the redevelopment of Michigan’s and Great Lakes’ shorelines.  The case, which is on appeal from a trial …Read More »
  • Ecological disasters do not wait for political elections.

    Ecological disasters do not wait for political elections.

    Ecological disasters do not wait for political elections. And Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac seems oblivious to the campaign calendar. To date, the Band-Aid fix-it approach for line 5 has only resulted in Band-Aid size – oh, I mean dinnerplate size -- bare metal spots on the pipeline …Read More »
  • Statement to Pipeline Safety Advisory Board

    Statement to Pipeline Safety Advisory Board

    The state pipeline safety advisory board met Monday to discuss next steps on Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac, in the wake of new revelations about shoddy Line 5 maintenance by Enbridge. FLOW's statement at the meeting said enough is known about the pipeline's condition and poor maintenance for the state …Read More »

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