June 21, 2019 – Summer environmental bonus 3
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This is the third of occasional summer bonus budgets of environmental stories produced by our partner, Great Lakes Echo. They will move periodically through the summer.
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TRIBAL WATER QUALITY: The U.P.’s Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency for authority to regulate water quality on tribal land. It would be the first Michigan tribe to gain such responsibility, although 60 tribes elsewhere already have it. A Senate committee has passed a resolution, sponsored by senators from Vulcan and Ludington, opposing the application. We hear from the tribe’s water resources expert and council president and a law professor who belongs to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. By Andrew Block. FOR BAY MILLS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, LUDINGTON, BENZIE COUNTY, LEELANAU, CADILLAC, MANISTEE, HOLLAND, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY AND ALL POINTS.
W/TRIBAL WATER PHOTO: Kathleen Smith and Terri Denomie during a water ceremony on Lake Superior last summer. Credit: KBIC Natural Resources Department.
PARKS AIR QUALITY: A new study by the National Parks Conservation Association warns that air quality problems are adversely affecting virtually all national parks, even those remote from major cities. Those include Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshores, Isle Royale National Park, River Raisin National Battlefield Park and Keweenaw National Historic Park. We hear from park officials and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. By Eric Freedman. FOR BLISSFIELD, LEELANAU, TRAVERSE CITY, BAY MILLS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, CHEBOYGAN, BENZIE & ALL POINTS.
W/ PARKS AIR PHOTO: Clear views like this one at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore could become harder to come by. Air pollution threatens 96 percent of national parks examined by The National Parks Conservation Association. Credit: National Park Service