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New Great Lakes climate change report suggests green infrastructure could help address equity issues

A new report finds that the Great Lakes basin’s large urban centers, including Metro Detroit, are now being confronted with significant climate challenges, but also stand to benefit from prudent investment in green infrastructure.  Read the full story …

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New federal law requires engine shutoff switch on Great Lakes

Operators of recreational boats less than 26 feet long on federally-regulated waters, including Lake Superior, are now required to have and to use an engine cut-off switch and associated engine cut-off lanyard under a new federal law passed by Congress and enforced by the U.S. Coast Guard. Read the full story by the Duluth News […]

Enbridge to Biden: Line 5 tunnel under Lake Michigan is building back better
Great Lakes | Pipeline

Enbridge to Biden: Line 5 tunnel under Lake Michigan is building back better

Enbridge wants to show the Joe Biden administration that the tunnel the Canadian company is building for its oil pipeline under Lake Michigan is exactly what the U.S. president’s plan for better infrastructure is all about. Read the full story by Bloom…

Can a pipeline company defy a governor’s orders? Gretchen Whitmer is about to find out.
Great Lakes | Pipeline

Can a pipeline company defy a governor’s orders? Gretchen Whitmer is about to find out.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered Enbridge to shut down their Line 5 oil pipeline by May 12, but the company has so far refused to comply, leading to a showdown between the biggest mover of oil in the United States and one of the country’s emerging political leaders on climate, over land in her […]