(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - One year ago today most of West Michigan learned of
the Enbridge oil spill that flowed into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo
Clean up crews are still working on several parts of the river on this one-year anniversary.
Electric vehicles are the future of the automobile industry and a key to innovative leadership in 21st-century technology and manufacturing. Our state pioneered the auto industry and now we stand in the vanguard of its future.
DETROIT (WWJ)- There’s a warning against eating the trout you pull out of Lake Michigan. State officials warn against eating trout 20 inches or longer because of the risk of PCB’s, chlordane and dioxins.
WWJ Newsradio 950′s Beth Fisher spoke with Michigan director of Clean Water Action, Cyndi Roper about the lake trout.
“The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would reduce the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to step in and to ensure that states are keeping their waters clean and so we hope that this doesn’t get through the U.S. Senate,” said Roper.
Clean water and air protections face unprecedented attacks from anti-environment members of Congress. Whether in the form of stand-alone legislation like Fred Upton's H.R. 910 or amendments to the budget or the small business bill, it's clear that these legislators have painted a target on our water and air protections.
To make sure none of these dangerous bills become law, Clean Water Action members are calling Senators Stabenow and Levin to urge them to oppose these measures. Please be sure to leave your name, address, and phone number, and leave the following message:
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Southeast Michigan Beaches Some of Most Polluted in State; Great Lakes Region Most Frequently Contaminated
Macomb, MI - Pollution from stormwater runoff and sewage overflows continue to plague America's beaches, contributing to 119 closing and advisory days in Southeast Michigan (including beaches in Macomb, Monroe, Wayne, and St. Clair counties) and the second-highest number of closing and advisory days nationwide in more than two decades last year, according to the 21st annual beachwater quality report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
The legislation states:
Except for an emergency rule promulgated under Section 48, if the federal government has mandated Michigan to promulgate rules, an agency cannot promulgate or adopt a rule more stringent than the applicable federally mandated standard unless specifically authorized by Michigan statute.
"I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore. ... I hear it in the deep heart's core." - William Butler Yeats
For many of us who have grown up and live in Michigan, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the eagerly awaited summer season. We gather our family and friends, pack up the car, and drive "Up North!," wherever that happens to be. Beach towels and chairs, music, hot dogs and chips help set the scene, but they all pale in comparison to the joy of a warm, sunny day on a clear blue Michigan lake.