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Recently Abandoned Gravel Mining Bill May Be Revived Again, Could Have Ramifications Across Michigan

Photo of the White Horse Inn in downtown Metamora, Michigan.
Photo by Brandy Baker, The Detroit News

To the east of Flint, Michigan lies a tiny village called Metamora. With just one stoplight and a population of 565, Metamora is already home to four gravel pits. Yet, Michigan lawmakers are thinking about reviving a bill that would force another 500-acre gravel pit into the rural area surrounding the village.

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The City of Mackinac Island's Line 5 Legal Challenge Gaining Media Coverage

The legal challenge to Enbridge's Line 5 on behalf of the City of Mackinac Island, the Straits of Mackinac Alliance and Grand Traverse Band of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians has been getting further media coverage. Click here to view the article in the Petoskey News.

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Mackinac Island Joins Citizens Group in Line 5 Fight

Last week the City of Mackinac Island filed papers to join the challenge initiated last summer by the Straits of Mackinac Alliance against the MDEQ’s decision to issue permits to Enbridge for the installation of 22 anchor supports to prop up the aging Line 5 petroleum pipeline which lies under the waters of the Straits of Mackinac. Citing risks to its municipal water supply, potential interruption of ferry service supplying the Island, and the possibility of evacuation in the event of a Line 5 spill, the City has also filed a new challenge, together with the Straits of Mackinac Alliance ...

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UN Takes Steps to Recognize Role of Local Government in Combating Climate Change

The international community closed out 2018 by agreeing on the “rulebook” for implementing the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland, known as “COP24.”

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The Michigan Supreme Court Affirms 90-Day Appeal Period for Permits to Install for Existing Air Pollution Sources

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Fall 2018, Vol. 36, No. 2, Issue 105 [view full article].
Cite: 36 Mich Env Law J 2 (2018)

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