Over the course of the last winter, Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality held a public comment period on Nestle again asking to increase the amount of water that they take from a well in Osceola Township, Michigan. Clean Water Action members from across the state made their voices heard.
For the past three years, one of our main campaigns in Michigan has been the effort to decommission Enbridge’s Line 5 pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. The campaign has taken many different turns over the past three years, and this summer is going to be crucial, as we prepare for a public comment period for Gov. Snyder’s Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting that will run from July 6th to August 4th.
For 64 years, there has been crude oil flowing through the Straits of Mackinac.
The 98th Michigan Legislature has passed a landmark package of bills expanding renewable energy, protecting ratepayers and the Great Lakes. Bipartisan support increased the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) from 10% by 2015 to 15% by 2022, with an interim mandate of 12.5% by 2019!