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SAGINAW - In perhaps the second-largest environmental settlement in U.S.
history, barges next summer could start dredging silt contaminated with
cancer-causing chemicals from the Saginaw River.

LANSING - General Motors Corp. and two mid-Michigan cities would pay for river
cleanup and donate land for wildlife under a proposed $28.2 million settlement
over damages to water, fish and birds.

MUSKEGON - A cleanup of severely contaminated sediments in White Lake's
Tannery Bay could begin by next fall, according to a state official.

State officials pondering a proposed airport have ruled against the airplanes
and for the birds - and other wildlife in wetlands near this Huron County

Exotic species of fish and mussels will keep invading the Great Lakes for the
foreseeable future, posing new risks to an ecosystem fundamentally altered
over the past decade by foreign invaders like the zebra mussel.

Fenton and Grand Blanc townships have the most to gain locally under a state
Senate bill that changes how state tax money is divided, compared to a
proposal in the House.

Millions of dollars are at stake for local governments in Jackson County as
Lansing politicians fight over state revenue sharing.

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