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Wildlife group sues US over Enbridge oil pipeline in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — An environmental group is accusing the federal government of misjudging an emergency response plan for a major oil pipeline that runs through Michigan. The National Wildlife Federation filed a lawsuit Monday against a pipeline safety agency, saying the government in 2013 failed to account for impacts on wildlife, plants, and Great Lakes shore if Line 5 ruptures. ...

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Wildlife group sues US over Enbridge pipeline in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — An environmental group is accusing the federal government of misjudging an emergency response plan for a major oil pipeline that runs through Michigan. The National Wildlife Federation filed a lawsuit Monday against a pipeline safety agency, saying the government in 2013 failed to account for impacts on wildlife, plants, and Great Lakes shore if Line 5 ruptures. ...

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Environmental group threatens lawsuit over Mackinac pipeline

strait of mackinac bridge and enbridge energy line 5 oil pipeline

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An environmental group is threatening to sue the federal government over a Great Lakes oil pipeline. The National Wildlife Federation notified the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on Monday. The group is targeting Enbridge Energy’s Line 5, which runs from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia, Ontario. A nearly 5-mile-long section reaches beneath the Straits of ...

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Environmentalists urge feds to enforce rules on power plant emissions cuts

Environmental advocates from as far away as Detroit gathered Thursday in Pittsburgh to urge federal regulators to enforce stringent rules on states that fail to write their own plans to meet requirements for reducing carbon emissions from power plants. Climate change driven by pollution from fossil fuel-burning plants will harm the planet if the Environmental Protection Agency does not curb ...

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Group starts process to sue US agency over pipeline plans

DETROIT — The National Wildlife Federation accused the U.S. Transportation Department on Tuesday of not enforcing a federal law that requires pipeline owners and operators to establish safety response plans for worst-case oil spills in lakes, rivers and other waterways. Leaders of the conservation organization said it filed the required “intent to sue” notice through certified mail, giving officials 60 ...

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Schweiger is joining the PennFuture’s team

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PennFuture has announced that it is hiring Larry J. Schweiger to lead the organization. Before being the head of the environmental advocacy group, the Pittsburgh native was at one time the president and CEO of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which he held for 10 years.  As reported by the Pittsburgh Business Times, “He also held a leadership role at the Chesapeake ...

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Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused lasting damage, report says

WASHINGTON – Dolphins are dying in unusually high numbers. Sea turtle nests are declining. Tuna are developing abnormally. And pelicans and gulls are suffering from the lasting effects of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago, the National Wildlife Federation warned in a report released Monday. The impact is concentrated in the northern Gulf, but ...

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