Sierra Club Sues DTE Over Coal-Fired Power Plants

Environmentalists have filed a lawsuit against DTE Energy and two subsidiaries over emissions from their coal-fired power plants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2013


State Forest Plan Passed By Split Mich. Senate

The Senate voted to curtail state regulators’ consideration of biological diversity when designating sections of state forests, over objections from environmentalists who say the “anti-science” bill would gut a practice in place for nearly 100 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2013

Round Island Light in the shipping lanes of the Straits of Mackinac, which connect Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Seeks $300M For Great Lakes Cleanup

President Barack Obama is requesting $300 million to continue funding a wide-ranging Great Lakes environmental cleanup program in the 2013 fiscal year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2012

Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

Group Asks Candidates To Support Asian Carp Fight

An environmental coalition asked candidates to promise if elected to continue an Obama administration program dealing with some of the Great Lakes’ most pressing environmental problems, including the invasive species, Asian carp.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2012

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

Zebra Mussels (Credit: Flickr/yamanube)

House OKs Plan To Kill Invaders In Ship Ballast

Despite opposition from environmentalists, the U.S. House is moving ahead with legislation proposing a national standard for cleansing ballast water from foreign ships.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2011

Great Lakes

Generators With Radioactive Content To Travel Across Great Lakes

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has approved a shipment of 16 scrapped power generators with radioactive contents across three of the Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2011