Tag Archives: Lake Michigan

Freep Article on Back 40 Mine

As a side note, the Indian Law Clinic got to work on parts of this issue a few years back, and this article nicely encapsulates how complicated it is, and how dangerous the mine is. Here. The Michigan-based permitting process … Continue reading

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Michigan DEQ Approves Back 40 Gold Mine Permit

Coverage here Menominee opposition brochure here: Back40Handout Previous posts here.

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IPR on the W. Great Lakes Salmon Fishery

Here. 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 … Continue reading

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Asian Carp Caught Beyond Chicago’s Barriers

From the Traverse City Record-Eagle: CHICAGO — An Asian carp was found for the first time beyond electric barriers meant to keep the voracious invasive species out of the Great Lakes, state and federal officials said Wednesday, prompting renewed calls … Continue reading

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Asian Carp Op/Ed from GTB Chair Derek Bailey

From the Traverse City Record-Eagle: Three decades ago many thought that the Great Lakes fisheries resources would be ruined by American Indian tribes exercising “treaty-fishing” rights. After the federal courts confirmed these treaty-reserved rights, the tribes demonstrated their primary concern … Continue reading

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Michigan Messenger on EPA’s Draft Asian Carp Strategy

From MM: A $78.5 million dollar federal plan to keep Asian carp from becoming established in the Great Lakes is drawing criticism from diverse groups that say the proposed temporary closure of the locks in Chicago area canals will disrupt … Continue reading

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House Transportation Committee Hearing Video and Testimony on Asian Carp

Asian Carp and the Great Lakes Purpose of the Hearing The Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment met on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., in room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building to receive testimony on … Continue reading

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WSJ Article on Asian Carp Issue

From the WSJ via How Appealing: More than a century ago, this city reversed the flow of its eponymous river, connecting the Great Lakes with the Gulf of Mexico and defining itself as the can-do capital of the American heartland. … Continue reading

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Additional News Coverage of Asian Carp Debacle

From How Appealing: “Asian carp DNA found in Lake Michigan; High Court inaction angers Mich. leaders”:The Detroit News has an update that begins, “On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not take immediate action to prevent Asian … Continue reading

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Possible Michigan Suit against Illinois re: Asian Carp

From the Freep via How Appealing: Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox plans to file a federal lawsuit, possibly in the U.S. Supreme Court, as soon as the paperwork is done to try to shut down canal locks leading to Lake … Continue reading

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