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S.S. Badger (Credit: Flickr/Matthew276)

Federal Panel OKs Historic Designation For Ferry

A federal panel on Wednesday endorsed the designation of a coal-burning Lake Michigan ferryboat as a national historic landmark, a defeat for opponents unhappy with the vessel’s practice of dumping waste ash into the lake.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2011

S.S. Badger (Credit: Flickr/Matthew276)

Ferry Supporters Seek Coal Ash Dumping Exemption

A provision approved by the U.S. House would allow the nation’s last coal-powered steamship to continue dumping waste ash into Lake Michigan after a grace period ends next year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2011

Oil seeps past a boom on a river. (Getty Images) FILE

Enbridge Submits New Kalamazoo River Spill Cleanup Plan

A pipeline company responsible for last year’s more than 800,000-gallon oil spill that contaminated southern Michigan’s Kalamazoo River has submitted a new cleanup plan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2011

The Great Lakes - A satellite view.  (File Photo)

Great Lakes Harbor Cleanups Planned

The Obama administration will target nine polluted harbors for accelerated cleanups under a program to heal the ailing Great Lakes, Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson said Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2011

Oil clings to plants along the Kalamazoo River after an oil spill of approximately 840,000 gallons of crude oil July 28, 2010 in Marshall. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Leaked Oil Still Sits On River Bottom, Banks

The Environmental Protection Agency says most of the oil still remaining from a July 2010 pipeline leak in West Michigan sits on the floor of the Kalamazoo River and along about 200 riverbank sites.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2011


Michigan Tech Research Institute Wins EPA Grant to Map Harmful Algal Blooms

The Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor has been named the recipient of a $281,612 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to map the location and extent of harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2011


Kalamazoo Life Sciences Firm Gets EPA Contract, Will Add Jobs

KALAMAZOO — CeeTox Inc., a Kalamazoo-based life sciences company, has been awarded a contract with a maximum value of $25.9 million over a year — with four additional one-year options, bringing the total possible award to $129.6 million […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2011


Seven Kellogg Bakeries Get EPA Energy Star

Seven of Battle Creek-based Kellogg Company’s United States cookie and cracker bakeries have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first Energy Star certification for bakeries that demonstrate best-in-class energy performance

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2011


State Of The Air: Improving Though Still Polluted

Michigan residents continue to breathe dangerous levels of air pollution, despite positive nationwide trends toward cleaner air.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2011


EPA Picks AVL To Set Auto Electrification Standards

AVL, the German auto engineering company with its North American headquarters in Plymouth, announced that it has been chosen by the Environmental Protection Agency for a critical, industry-changing initiative related to fuel economy and establishing electrification standards for hybrid and electric vehicles.





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