Michigan Environmental Report

News from Michigan Environmental Council on public policies affecting the health of Michigan's people and environment

Trick, not treat: 'Guaranteed bankruptcy' yard waste bill is this week's scare

In a twisted nod to Halloween hijinks, the Michigan Senate's Energy & Technology Committee today takes up a piece of legislation, SB 314, that surely is no treat.


Friday linkaround: New fracking rules, wind tourism and chicken vests!

Chicken in a vest


National Park Service mulls Isle Royale wolf rescue as sickly handful hang on

The heartbreaking plight of Isle Royale wolves was chronicled in Silence of the Wolves, a terrific package of stories published this weekend by Lansing State Journal writer Louise Knott Ahern.


Friday linkaround: Big week for cyclists and the DNR finds a lost toddler!

Good Friday everyone! Here are some items of interest from the week that's drawing to a close:


Q&A: Kirtland's warbler, a conservation success

Kirtland's warbler


Defining moments: Salmon, sausage and strategy at MEC's membership meeting


State's wildlife council should be broader than hunters and anglers (think, CraneFest!)

We wrote here a few weeks ago about legislation restructuring Michigan's hunting and fishing license fees to put more conservation officers and wildlife biologists in the field. Governor Snyder signed the measure into law a few days later. The changes take effect in March.


Wednesday Linkaround!

Wednesday linkaround!