Michigan Blog Posts

Tittabawassee River photo: flickr.com/collins_family (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Three million gallons of sewage, a contaminated river, and Michigan’s water infrastructure woes

November 6, 2017

Last week, Saginaw Township’s wastewater retention and treatment basins overflowed. After just over two inches of rainfall stressed the outdated sewer infrastructure to its failing point, over three million gallons of partially treated sewage was released into the Tittabawassee River.

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Water Infrastructure will Lead to Job Creation

September 27, 2017

Investing in water infrastructure is imperative for the economy. It won’t just be an investment in clean and safe water, but an investment that will create and sustain jobs for millions of Americans.

Protect the Great Lakes, Shut Down Line 5

Over 11,000 CWA members make their voices heard, telling MDEQ to shut down Line 5

September 14, 2017

During the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board’s public comment period on Line 5 in July, over 11,000 Clean Water Action members in Michigan made their voices heard, telling the state to immediately decommission the Line 5 pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac.

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Update on Nestle’s attempt to withdraw and privatize more of Michigan’s water

August 31, 2017

Over the course of the last winter, Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality held a public comment period on Nestle again asking to increase the amount of water that they take from a well in Osceola Township, Michigan. Clean Water Action members from across the state made their voices heard.

Protect the Great Lakes, Shut Down Line 5

The Latest Developments in the Fight to Shut Down Line 5

June 23, 2017

For the past three years, one of our main campaigns in Michigan has been the effort to decommission Enbridge’s Line 5 pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. The campaign has taken many different turns over the past three years, and this summer is going to be crucial, as we prepare for a public comment period for Gov. Snyder’s Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting that will run from July 6th to August 4th.

Image via Oil & Water Don't Mix and National Wildlife Federation

Drowning a Tradition: Tourism, Economy, and Life at Risk

February 14, 2017

For 64 years, there has been crude oil flowing through the Straits of Mackinac.