Three community acitivists — Peggy Case, Jim Lively and Liz Kirkwood — appeared on “Michigan Matters” and told host Carol Cain their thoughts on how the state is doing in in protecting our rivers, streams and lakes. With one-fifth off the world’s fresh water supply, much is at stake in how the Great Lakes State does in this environmental arena.
“I’d give the state a ‘D,” said Case, who has been active in environmental issues for years.READ MORE: Michigan Environment Department Issues Violation Notices To Tribar Manufacturing In Huron River Chemical Release
The roundtable discussed horizontal fracking and efforts to try and get a ban in place in 2016.
And they also talked about safety concerns over Pipeline 5 which is owned by Enbridge and runs under the Mackinac Straits. The 62-year-old pipeline carries millions of gallons of oil each day through the Straits.READ MORE: Community Responds After More Drownings Happen In South Haven
Also appearing on the show are the top two people charge with keeping an eye on the state’s natural resources — Dan Wyant, of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and Kevin Creagh, who runs the Department of Natural Resources.
The show also takes time to acknowledge Father’s Day which is this Sunday. The panel of Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Detroit Free Press President and Publisher Joyce Jenereaux, and business woman Denise Ilitch, shares memories of their dads.MORE NEWS: Dive Team Recovers Body Of Drowning Victim From Lake St. Clair
Watch “Michigan Matters” Sundays at 11:30 am only on CBS 62!