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State of the Great Lakes Released

Aug 14, 2020

Recently released, the 2019 State of the Great Lakes report looks at significant issues that affected the Great Lakes and Michigan’s residents in 2019. It includes features about new offices within the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) responsible for climate, environmental justice, and clean drinking water; new lead and copper and PFAS […]

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What Makes Michigan Magnificent

Aug 12, 2020

If you are reading this, I assume you live in Michigan. I live in Michigan. Most of my clients live in Michigan. However, not all. What everyone who does not live here needs to know is that Michigan is a super fantastically beautiful state. I hope that last sentence conveyed what a natural wonderland Michigan […]

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Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference Announced

Feb 21, 2020

In April, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy will host the first Great Lakes Infrastructure Conference in Novi. Attendees at the conference will include municipal officials, water professionals, academia, nonprofits, and state and local officials from around the country. They will hear from experts and share information about water infrastructure challenges and solutions […]

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Committee Hears Testimony on Combating High Water Levels

Feb 14, 2020

The House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee heard testimony from Representative Jim Lilly (R-Park Township) on his proposal to deal with the rising water levels in the Great Lakes. Under his proposal, local governments would be allowed to issue temporary emergency rulings to slow down water activities near affected areas, including boats, jet skis, […]

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High Water Level Summit Held

Feb 14, 2020

State, federal, and local officials came together at the Michigan High Water Coordinating Summit to find ways to work collaboratively and share resources to tackle the challenge of the state’s near-record high water levels. The participants agreed to form an ad hoc Michigan High Water Action Team, which will collaborate to: Identify available assets that […]

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Governor Calls on President to Assist the State

Dec 20, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to President Donald Trump highlighting the need for consistent federal action for a new lock in Sault Ste. Marie and the critical issues impacting the Great Lakes. In her letter, she stressed the importance of the Soo Locks to the state’s economy and the nation’s defense. Highlighting the role […]

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House Dems Urge Federal Action Protecting the Great Lakes Region

Sep 13, 2019

Members of the House Democratic Caucus introduced six resolutions urging the federal government to take action to protect the health, economy, and ecology of the Great Lakes region. The resolutions in the package reflect the core platforms of the Great Lakes 2020 Agenda. The provisions call for: Immediate action to address PFAS contamination Larger investment […]

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Great Lakes Conference Announced

Sep 13, 2019

Next month, the first-ever regional Great Lakes Environmental Remediation and Redevelopment Conference will be held in Lansing. Hosted by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), the event will bring together over 500 environmental professionals from around the Great Lakes region. They will hear from experts and share information about remediation, emerging contaminants, […]

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