A new round of court proceedings commences in the long-running Enbridge Inc. Line 5 saga as Administrative Law Judge Dennis Mack oversees the cross-examination of a series of witnesses starting on Jan. 14.
The results of this cross-examination will play a role in the Michigan Public Service Commission’s decision on whether or not to grant Enbridge one of the key permits it needs to construct the Line 5 tunnel.
A group of Duluth, Minnesota, high school students has collaborated with their peers in Petrozavodsk, Russia, to produce a video celebrating their shared connections as residents of communities located on two of the largest freshwater lakes in the world — Lake Superior and Lake Onega. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune. Read…
In Michigan, plans for The Docks development on Muskegon Lake that include a new marina and 240 homes are the subject of a public hearing hosted by the state’s water resources division. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story
PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.
Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.
Ontario’s minister of the environment said Hamilton, Ontario must audit its entire sewage infrastructure and create a remediation plan after the city revealed it discovered sewage has been leaking into Hamilton Harbour, which is part of Lake Ontario, for the past 26 years. Read the full story by CBC News. Read the full story
Milwaukee will host three prominent Great Lakes summits this fall, drawing in 1,200 attendees and over $1.2 million projected in total estimated economic impact. The US Water Alliance’s One Water Summit, The Water Council’s Water Leaders Summit, and Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Conference will be heading to Milwaukee in the next few weeks. Read…