Pages tagged "water protection"
Gov. Rick Snyder today took an important step toward protecting Michigan's communities and waterways from oil spills by issuing an executive order that creates a Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board.Read more
Late last week, MEC and several of our partners and members submitted formal comments on the draft document, "Sustaining Michigan's Water Heritage: A Strategy for the Next Generation," created by the Office of the Great Lakes (OGL) at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.Read more
Crafting a 30-year strategy to position Michigan's abundant (and awesome) water assets in a national and global context is no easy feat. MEC is grateful to Governor Snyder for asking for such a plan, and to Jon Allan and his team at the Office of Great Lakes (OGL) for pulling a laudable draft of one together.Read more
Stormwater runoff is a major source of pollution in our waterways. The sediment, nutrients and chemicals that are introduced to our lakes and streams from stormwater are hurting fish populations and affecting human health and safety.Read more
As if making delicious beer wasn't enough to win us over, America's craft brewers have also been strong leaders in showing that businesses can thrive while giving back to their communities and finding innovative ways to protect the environment.Read more
Gov. Rick Snyder will lead about 40,000 people on a five-mile walk across the Mackinac Bridge on Monday, continuing a 57-year old Labor Day tradition.Read more
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality hits the road this week to gather public input on proposed rules on fracking for oil and gas.Read more