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Issues of the Environment
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:30am
Environmentalists, needless to say, are concerned about the increased flow of crude oil in Washtenaw County. That's the topic in this week's edition of Issues of the Environment. Nancy Shiffler, Chair of the Huron Valley Group of the Sierra Club, joins me to discuss oil and gas pipelines in Washtenaw County.
In the past two years residents of Washtenaw County have seen the amount of crude oil running through their yards nearly doubled with Enbridge’s Line 6B expansion and Enbridge/Wolverine Line 79 spur, and now two major natural gas lines through the county are in the works: The ET Rover Pipeline and the Nexus Pipeline.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 8:41am
Some of the Burr Oak Trees in the last remaining mature grove in Ann Arbor are dying. Find out why, and what can be done about it in this week's edition of "Issues of the Environment."
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:03am
Pennsylvania-based Toll Brothers proposes a 109-acre, 491 unit housing development on Ann Arbor's Northeast side. The scope of the planned development has area residents concerned about traffic congestion and harm to area wetlands. In this week's "Issues of the Environment" we explore those concerns with Lisa Dusseau. Ms. Dusseau is spokesperson for the group, "Ann Arbor Northeast Alliance".
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:23am
There is no record of anyone becoming infected with Lyme Disease while in Washtenaw County. Still, the number of county residents diagnosed with the ailment is on the rise.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9:27am
Recycling batteries aren't always as easy as you might think. All too many end up in our landfills, and have the potential to cause serious environmental damage. In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment, you'll learn the environmental issues, the barriers to better recycling and what you can do about it.