Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

Records: Upper Peninsula Mine Approved Despite Major Concerns

"Over and over, Michigan environmental regulators sounded alarms as they reviewed a proposed large, open-pit ore mine in the Upper Peninsula near the Menominee River, prized for walleye fishing and a major tributary to Lake Michigan. ... Then the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and then-Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved the mine anyway."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 08/14/2019

Fearing Oil Spills, Tribe Sues to Get Pipeline Removed from Its Land

"Driven by fears of rapid erosion that threatens to expose a crude oil pipeline to rushing water, a Native American tribe is suing pipeline giant Enbridge to force it to remove an aging pipeline whose easement through the reservation has expired."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/26/2019

Ohio Governor Signs Nuclear and Coal Bailout at Expense of Renewables

"The Ohio legislature passed a measure Tuesday that cuts renewable energy and energy efficiency programs while adding subsidies for nuclear and coal-fired power plants—a policy cocktail that opponents say is backward-looking and harmful to the economy, consumers and the environment."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/24/2019

"Mich. Attorney General Dana Nessel Moves To Shut Down Enbridge Line 5"

"Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a lawsuit in Ingham County Circuit Court on Thursday that seeks to decommission the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline across the environmentally sensitive Straits of Mackinac."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 07/01/2019

Big Environmental Impacts on Small Communities Is Story That Must Be Told

While environmental journalists often focus on regulatory wrestling matches in Washington, D.C., a seasoned New York Times investigative reporter argues the most important stories are those in the real communities where bureaucratic impacts are felt. Three-time Pulitzer winner Eric Lipton makes the case for public service in journalism that tells the environment story from the outside in.

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Wilderness Society Sues Trump Administration To Get Mine Rule Docs

"The Wilderness Society is suing the Trump administration to try to force the release of documents on its decision to lift restrictions on mining upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota."

Source: AP, 06/21/2019

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