A report written in response to a massive oil spill in southern Michigan concludes federal laws are inadequate to protect the Great Lakes basin from oil pollution and states should fill the gaps.
By John Flesher Associated Press Detroit — At a time when many government programs are fighting for survival, there’s one place the money still is flowing for now: the Great Lakes. In the past two years, Congress has pumped $775 million into the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a plan to deal with problems scientists say [...]
By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer DETROIT (AP) — A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are cutting back significantly on the amount of soil and nutrients eroding from fields to the Great Lakes and neighboring waterways. The study estimates that methods such as no-till cultivation have cut in half the volume [...]
By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes states are making slow progress toward implementing a compact to protect the region’s waters but have fallen short on conservation measures that are essential for the long-term health of the nation’s largest freshwater system, environmental groups said Tuesday. Ohio legislation that would [...]
Published: March 3, 2010
Tags: EPA, Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co., Marquette County, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, National Wildlife Federation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Upper Peninsula
By John Flesher AP Environmental Writer Traverse City, Mich. — A company preparing to build a nickel and copper mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wants to change its wastewater treatment system in a way that could negate the requirement for a federal permit, officials said. Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co. has asked the Michigan Department of [...]
Published: December 29, 2009
Tags: Alberta Clipper, crude, Department of Natural Resources, DNR, Earthjustice, Enbridge, Focus on Northern Wisconsin, Indigenous Environmental Network, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, National Wildlife Federation, oil, pipeline, Ross, Sierra Club, State Department, Superior
Construction of an oil pipeline into Superior promises to pump jobs and money into the community. But not everyone is thrilled with the project.
Published: April 1, 2009
Tags: Alcoa Inc., Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Inc., Commerce Department, Department of Commerce, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, National Association of Realtors, National Wildlife Federation, Roger Roth, Thilmany Papers, ThyssenKrupp Safway Inc., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wausau Paper Corp., Wisconsin Builders Association, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
State rep introduces bill to stop registration rule State Rep. Roger Roth, R-Grand Chute, is leading a Legislative charge against the emergency rule enacted by the state Department of Commerce last month requiring contractors to register with the departmentâ€™s Division of Safety and Buildings. The rule would apply to contractors whose work is regulated under [...]