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Ross Hammersley


Bottled Water is Not an "Essential Public Service"

Michigan's Court of Appeals has ruled that Nestle's water-bottling operation is not an "essential public service" in a case regarding building a pumping station in the township of Osceola. This is a huge step forward as many other cities and organizations in the state hope to stop Nestle's operation in Michigan for good.

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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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Traverse City, MI 49686

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