Bay City Times
Advocates for the environment are still needed, author says
As soon as 50 years in the future, attractions on the Great Lakes may
include uncovered shipwrecks exposed by historically low water levels.
That's one of many predictions in "On the Brink: The Great Lakes in
the 21st Century," a new book by Dave Dempsey, policy adviser for the
Michigan Environmental Council and former environmental adviser to
Gov. James Blanchard.
People just assume that government and environmental groups are keeping businesses and others in check and making sure the lakes are protected, Dempsey said. But politicians pay a lot of lip service to Great Lakes protection, he said, and there is an unhealthy relationship between industry and government in some areas.