ARTICLES

Great Lakes partnership buoys foreign investment

May 2, 2014
An organization representing the eight states and two Canadian provinces that surround the Great Lakes has announced a partnership with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to recruit foreign manufacturing investment to the region. Read More

Great Lakes rise, but slump hasn't ended

December 26, 2013
Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it's too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina operators, federal scientists said. Read More

DEQ proposes Michigan fracking regulations

October 23, 2013
LANSING — Companies using a procedure called hydraulic fracturing to pull oil and natural gas from deep underground in Michigan would have to take extra steps to protect ground and surface waters under regulations outlined Tuesday. Read More

Federal installations re-open across Michigan

October 18, 2013
From the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to national parks in the Upper Peninsula, federal installations across Michigan were re-opening Thursday after Congress reached a budget deal ending a 16-day partial government shutdown. Read More

Michigan feels federal shutdown

October 2, 2013
After a tiring journey from Los Angeles to Detroit for a wedding, David Zorn and Jennifer Li were looking forward to a few days of camping at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan. Instead, their visit was cut short Tuesday as the park closed, because of the federal government shutdown. Read More

National Wildlife Federation sues EPA over invasive species regulations

July 10, 2013
TRAVERSE CITY — An environmental group is suing the federal government, seeking tougher rules dealing with ballast water discharges from ships to prevent more invasive species from reaching U.S. waterways, including the Great Lakes. Read More

Gov. Snyder pledges new management strategy for 4.6M state-owned acres

December 4, 2012
TRAVERSE CITY –– Gov. Rick Snyder drew applause from a variety of interest groups with his pledge to re-tool state government's approach to managing its vast land base. As his administration fills in the details, a delicate balancing act will be needed to keep the cheers from turning to boos. Read More

Gov. Snyder energy plan favors natural gas, renewables study

November 30, 2012
TRAVERSE CITY –– Gov. Rick Snyder released an energy and environmental policy blueprint this week that calls for increasing production of natural gas in Michigan while making no further commitment to requiring the state to rely more on renewable power sources in the coming years. Read More

Gov. Snyder moves toward state-run marketplace under Obamacare mandate

November 19, 2012
TRAVERSE CITY –– Gov. Rick Snyder has gained the endorsement of a key legislative leader in his push to create a state-run marketplace where Michigan residents without health insurance can shop for private coverage. Read More

Lawmaker wants federal review of Lake Michigan outflows to Chicago

November 2, 2012
TRAVERSE CITY –– A member of Congress from Michigan called for a federal review Thursday of water releases from Lake Michigan through an outlet at Chicago, a century-old practice that she said should end as Great Lakes levels approach record lows. Read More