Dr. Dan to EPA: Hands Off Northern Michigan Energy

President Obama announced that his Administration has finalized their "Clean Power Plan," an effort to heavily regulate power plants across the country. This plan, which will place emissions caps on already struggling plants, is expected to increase the cost of energy for many Americans. Dr. Benishek released the following statement in response

Rep. Miller says President’s Clean Power Plan Threatens to Roll Back Manufacturing Resurgence

Rep. Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement after the Administration formally announced the roll out of its Clean Power Plan, new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 2030:

The City’s Response to the Heavy Storm Occurring on Sunday, August 2

As you are all aware, on Sunday, August 2nd, in the early evening, a heavy storm swept through the Northern Michigan region causing significant damage in many communities. It has been reported that Traverse City witnessed straight line winds of over 70 mph which caused over 3,000 Traverse City Light and Power customers to lose power and the majority of the City to face fallen trees and large amounts of debris on their property.

DNR awards nearly $250,000 for projects along Iron Belle Trail

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded 16 grantees in 15 counties a total of $249,190 to develop Michigan’s newest (and longest) trail, the Iron Belle. Each grant recipient was awarded up to $25,000 for planning, engineering and design projects along either the hiking route or the bicycle route


New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.


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