Michigan Environmental Report
This is a favorite time of year for many Michiganders: Deer season is in full swing. One MEC staffer has a freezer newly full of nutritious, local venison, while another keeps shaking his head and muttering about a big buck that trotted close but didn't offer a clean shot.
One night in the late 1980s I wandered unannounced into Grand Rapids' Fountain Street Church for a meeting of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC). I had a vague idea that I'd like to write something about "The Environment" for the Grand Rapids-based chain of weekly newspapers I was working for, and an "environmental council" seemed a likely spot to find such a story. Beyond that, I was as clueless as a 24-year-old could be.
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.
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.
Good Friday everyone! Here are some items of interest from the week that's drawing to a close: