“Waters of the United States” Comments by Michigan Tribal Interests

CORA, GTB, and Bay Mills comments on EPA’s proposal to change the definition of “Waters of the United States.”

Bay Mills-WOTUS Comments Regarding EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149

CORA Comments WOTUS 2019

GTB 4-12-19 letter +map

IPR on the W. Great Lakes Salmon Fishery


The intro:

Managers of salmon in Lake Michigan must soon decide how many fish to put into the lake each year. The salmon fishery is a man-made industry in the Great Lakes, produced by planting millions and millions of fish in the lakes. Keeping the salmon population in balance with the food supply is a challenge these days. Some scientists are raising new questions about the salmon’s demise in Lake Huron and whether it can be stopped in Lake Michigan.

Michigan Tribes and Gov. Granholm Sign Greenhouse Gas Compact

A press release from Clean Energy Now:

Sault Ste. Marie – Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and 12 Sovereign Tribes of Michigan signed an accord to fight Global Warming by reducing greenhouse gasses. Governor Granholm and Tribal Leaders have been leading their respective nations in addressing Global Warming and re-energizing what Michigan does best, manufacture a new century’s transition to a green economy that is the fastest job creator in the state.

Governor Granholm announced a 45% reduction in fossil fuels in her State of the State address, February 3, 2009.  On March 5, 2009 Governor Granholm signed an agreement with the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy.

Chief Fred Cantu, of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the Tribal Council have taken leadership global warming on impacts of coal fired power plants to Michigan’s economy slowing the rapid grown of green jobs and the health and welfare of all Michigan citizens.

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Building Project on St. Mary’s River Rejected

Here is the opinion in Schmidt v. Army Corps, from the Western District of Michigan, in which the court upheld a decision by the Army Corps not to allow a building project on the St. Mary’s River, near what the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority says is a fish spawning ground.