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Recent enviro stories on Michigan Live:

Argentine Twp. - A University of Michigan fisheries researcher is conducting
an experiment on the Shiawassee River designed to keep an exotic species of
fish out of the Mississippi
River.http://fl.mlive.com/news/stories/resear$01.htm

A tank truck carrying liquid hydrogen sprung a leak this morning, releasing
highly flammable hydrogen gas into the air and forcing the closure of
Interstate 94 for almost three hours.
http://kz.mlive.com/news/stories/pawpaw.htm

Gov. John M. Engler and other state officials were scheduled to be in Flint
today to criticize a federal "environmental justice" complaint filed against a
proposed Genesee Township steel mill.
http://fl.mlive.com/news/stories/engste$02.htm

   JACKSON The cost of removing the Grand River cap rose this week after a
report showed the river bank contained heavy metals requiring expensive
cleanup work.
City officials estimated Tuesday it will cost an additional $75,000 for the
300-foot stretch of work now under way - on top of the $141,000 originally
allocated.
http://ja.mlive.com/news/stories/02cap.htm

Although the Green Party of Michigan will not have candidates on the November
ballot, the party plans to continue its lawsuit challenging state election
laws. The Green Party is known primarily for its environmental and populist
platform and beliefs in ecological wisdom, social justice, grass roots
democracy and nonviolence.
http://aa.mlive.com/news/stories/greenpart.htm

GALESBURG - Charleston Township Supervisor Jerry VanderRoest exchanged pen and
paper for a shovel to break ground Wednesday on a $1.75-million sewer project
that is the linchpin for economic expansion and residential growth.
http://kz.mlive.com/news/stories/sewertime.htm

Those living outside the city of Pinconning now have the option of getting
water and sewer services. The Pinconning City Council adopted a new policy
Monday night allowing water and sewer extensions onto land outside the city.
http://bc.mlive.com/news/stories/pinwtr.htm

For many lake residents in Livingston and Washtenaw counties, Canada geese are
seen as "Public Enemy Number One."
That's not likely to change, but there are ways to cope with the problem, a
U.S. wildlife official told about 75 lake-area residents at a meeting to
discuss lake preservation and water quality Monday night at Portage Lake Yacht
Club.
http://aa.mlive.com/news/stories/lakemt$01.htm

Kent County officials are moving ahead with plans to create what could one day
be a 700-acre park in Lowell Township.
Armed with a newly established $2 million land-acquisition fund, parks
officials Tuesday asked county commissioners to approve land purchases in
Lowell and Gaines townships.
http://gr.mlive.com/news/stories/parks02085304.htm

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