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Rebecca Millican


OBH Client Metamora Land Preservation Alliance Instrumental in Defeating Gravel Power Grab

Among the flurry of recent lame-duck activity in the Michigan Legislature was SB 1210, a bill sponsored by Senator Tom Casperson (R – Escanaba), which was aimed squarely at the tiny, pastoral township of Metamora, located near the center of Michigan’s thumb. Under Metamora’s glacially-formed, gently rolling hills lies a significant deposit of gravel and other aggregates, coveted by mining companies for decades. Gravel mining has long been present in the township; four separate mines are currently operating. But in 2015, aggregates giant Levy Company sought township approval for a new mine more than 500 acres in size, the approval ...

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Olson, Bzdok & Howard files Line 5 Challenge on behalf of Citizens Group

On Monday, May 21, 2018 Olson, Bzdok & Howard attorneys filed a formal contested case petition on behalf of citizens group Straits of Mackinac Alliance challenging the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s issuance of a permit to Enbridge Energy to install 22 anchor supports along Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. The contested case petition contends that MDEQ and state officials have failed to enforce the Great Lakes Submerged Lands Act and other environmental laws, putting the Straits at risk of a Line 5 rupture.

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