Environment


Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA - May 30, 2020: Exterior of Enbridge Inc. oil pump station at the Straits of Mackinaw. The company transports nearly two thirds of Canada's crude oil exports to the US.
The Enbridge Dilemma: Environmental Groups Aghast at $500M for Great Lakes Oil Tunnel

Brighton resident Mike Wilczynski is concerned about the multi-million tunnel design plan that he says “lacks” in detail.

FILE - This June 2020 file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Keeping a 64-year-old oil pipeline in operation by running one portion through a proposed Great Lakes tunnel would protect Michigan jobs, supporters said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, while opponents described the project as an environmental risk that would contribute to global warming. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP File)
The Line 5 Problem: 70 Years Old and a Ticking Time Bomb

Beth Wallace fights to protect the Great Lakes. She sees no way to respond if there was an oil spill from the Michigan pipeline carrying 540,000 barrels of crude oil each day.

A pipeline easement is about 60 feet north of Ronald Kardos' front porch.
‘I Can See the Devastation’: Michigander Living Near Infamous Oil Pipeline Is Furious

Fenton resident Ronald Kardos shows concern over the pipeline project and impact it could have in Great Lakes State.

Assembly worker Julaynne Trusel works on a Chevrolet Volt at the General Motors Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck. (AP)
In Michigan, Clean Energy Jobs Are the Future

Building electric vehicles and addressing how environmental issues are hurting Michigan families. Here’s why these jobs are more important than ever.

Belleville resident Shannon Otsby is passionate about her community's environment, and its people.
Michigan Woman Votes To Protect Michigan’s Natural Resources

Michigander Shannon Otsby, is all about her environment: clean air, safe water and eco-friendly cars.

FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, a lead pipe is shown after being replaced by a copper water supply line to a home in Flint, Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a $500 million plan Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in Michigan with actions such as replacing lead service lines and removing chemical pollutants. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Inside Michigan’s New $500M Water Upgrade Plan

Chemical pollutants and infrastructure upgrades are part of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s multimillion water plan.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Biden’s Plan for the Climate Is Focused on Clean Jobs. Trump Says ‘It Will Start Getting Cooler.’

Both presidential nominees spoke about the environment as wildfires burn throughout the West Coast. Only Biden has released a plan to fight climate change.