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OBH Client Citizens to Keep Rives Rural advocates against proposed power plant at Rives Township Planning Commission Meeting

The recent efforts of the grassroots citizens group Citizens to Keep Rives Rural (CKRR) to protect their community from a massive 1,800 MW natural gas-fired power plant have been receiving great media coverage this week on Michigan NPR and WLNS.    

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OBH Client MLPA Helps Shed Light on Industry-Touted Aggregates Study

A series of recent pieces in the Detroit Free Press revealed the role Michigan aggregates industry played in urging MDOT to commission a study which has frequently been cited by the industry as demonstrating an imminent shortage of gravel in the state. The first story recounts how the Michigan Aggregates Association (MAA) communicated closely with MDOT officials to determine the scope of the study, identify potential firms to perform the work, and set the fee. The second piece highlights a request to the Michigan Auditor General from OBH client, citizens group Metamora Land Preservation Alliance, asking the watchdog to investigate ...

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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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Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

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Olson, Bzdok & Howard
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Traverse City, MI 49686

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Frankfort, MI 49635

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