In case you missed this past week in Great Lakes conservation news:
A University of Michigan researcher warns that an oil spill under the Straits of Mackinac would be disastrous, reports The Detroit Free Press. The Enbridge oil pipelines running through the Straits are 61 years old.
The Green Bay Press Gazette reports on a grant awarded to the city of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to restore Bradley Lake. The lake’s water quality had become degraded due to polluted storm runoff and invasive species.
The Buffalo News reports on the progress and setbacks in environmental legislation in New York State. While the state legislature in Albany made progress in addressing issues such as climate change and invasive species, it failed to join Illinois in banning household products containing microbeads.
Ohio has launched a new initiative called Healthy Water Ohio, according to the Toledo Blade. The program will put a renewed focus on restoring and protecting Ohio’s water resources, covering areas including drinking water, agriculture, and shipping.