Lisa Wozniak http://wemu.org en 1st Friday Focus On The Environment: Newly Proposed Michigan Regulations On Fracking http://wemu.org/post/1st-friday-focus-environment-newly-proposed-michigan-regulations-fracking <p>1st Friday Focus on the Environment is a monthly feature on 89.1 WEMU. Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak this month looks at newly proposed state regulations for the natural gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The guest this month is fracking expert Jaque Rose. Rose is co-founder of the activist group Friends of the AuGres Watershed.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 46838 at http://wemu.org 1st Friday Focus On The Environment: Newly Proposed Michigan Regulations On Fracking First Friday Focus on the Environment: Great Lakes Growing Threat - Asian Carp http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-great-lakes-growing-threat-asian-carp <p>This month on 89.1 WEMU's <a href="http://wemu.org/programs/first-friday-focus-environment"><em>First Friday Focus on the Environment,</em></a> we we will explore &nbsp;a growing threat in the region - Asian Carp. We look into its growing threat of expanding territories to the world's greatest freshwater resource, the Great Lakes.</p><p>The Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.glc.org/"><strong>Great Lakes Commission</strong></a>, Tim Eder joins us to talk about the issue and what can be done to establish a long-term solution.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:21:46 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 38669 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment: Great Lakes Growing Threat - Asian Carp 1st Friday Focus on the Environment: Michigan's Energy Future http://wemu.org/post/1st-friday-focus-environment-michigans-energy-future <p>On the first Friday of every month, WEMU Morning Edition Host David Fair partners with Michigan League of Conservation voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak. Together they invite a guest to spend 20-minutes discuss a topic of environmental importance.&nbsp;</p><p>This month, our guest is Dan Scripps. Dan is a former State Representative and current President of the&nbsp; Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. Today's conversation centers on progress that has been made in both energy efficiency and renewable energy usage in the state, where we are going next, and how we'll get there.</p><p>Michigan's Energy Future: That's the topic on WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:16:12 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 37150 at http://wemu.org 1st Friday Focus on the Environment: Michigan's Energy Future 1st Friday Focus on the Environment: Fracking http://wemu.org/post/1st-friday-focus-environment-fracking <p>On the 1st Friday of every month, WEMU allots nearly 20-minutes to dedicate to a topic of environemtnal importance.</p><p>David Fair co-hosts the segment with Lisa Wozniak. Lisa is the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.&nbsp; Their guest, this time around, is Jacque Rose, and the topic of discussion is the controversial process of hydraulic&nbsp; fracturing, or "fracking."&nbsp;</p><p>Jacque <span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">is a paralegal who has specialized in civil litigation in Michigan for 27 years. She first became interested in &nbsp;fracking related issues when land leasing agents descended on the tri-county area of the AuGres-Rifle Watershed in Northeast Michigan where she resides, especially in connection with potential threats to water resources. She co-founded the Friends of the AuGres-Rifle Watershed: a volunteer group dedicated to educating the public and government officials responsibly about the potential risks associated with deep shale high volume hydraulic fracturing. The group gives presentations, holds public meeting forums, and provides research materials and information to other groups throughout Michigan concerned with fracking issues.</span> Jacque's leadership and activism has landed her a nickname: "The Erin Brockovich of Fracking."</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:54:06 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 33044 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-57 <p>The Obama administration wants to continue funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at its current level of $300 million, but is it enough?&nbsp; This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines how the initiative has helped the Great Lakes.&nbsp; Our guest is the Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes Regional Center, Andy Buchsbaum.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:36:10 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 28886 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-56 <p>A study on food insecurity by the University of Michigan is underway.&nbsp; The study is directed by&nbsp; Dr. Dorceta Taylor, professor of environmental sociology at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, and she's our guest on this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:56:15 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 26201 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-54 <p>Michigan Environmental Council Communications Director Hugh McDiarmid discusses environmental decisions made by state lawmakers in 2012 on this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:23:57 +0000 Lisa Wozniak & David Fair & David F 23882 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-53 <p>December's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines Michigan's energy future with Bill Rustem, the Strategy Director for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:18:26 +0000 Lisa Wozniak & David Fair 22858 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-52 <p>This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU is an in-depth examination of Propsoal 3 on the November 6th Michigan Ballot, more commonly known as the 25X25 proposal for renewable energy.&nbsp; The guests are Steve Transeth and Doug Jester.&nbsp; Transeth is a spokesperson for the group Clean Affordable Renewable Energy, which opposes proposal 3.&nbsp; Jester is a principal at the strategy and consulting firm 5-Lakes Energy.&nbsp; Jester speaks in favor of proposal 3.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:33:32 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 21496 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-51 <p>Land conservancies are the topic of October's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:42:18 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 20376 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-49 <p>Voters may decide if Michigan must get 25%</p><p>of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:22:34 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 16195 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-48 <p>Fighting to&nbsp; keep Asian carp out of the great lakes.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:55:06 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 14627 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-47 <p>Growing food locally is Growing Hope in Ypsilanti area.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 17:43:37 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 13408 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-46 <p>This month&#39;s First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines Governor Snyder&#39;s budget proposals and how they might impact the health of Michigan&#39;s environment.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:39:55 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 10479 at http://wemu.org