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What's Happening at GLELC?

We've got some great things happening at the Center these days.  We have new staff with Stephanie Karisny joining us as Staff Attorney and Ben Houston coming on board as our new Of Counsel.  Stephanie has been active in environmental law since graduating from Wayne State Law School and is now putting her talent and experience to work for us.  Ben received his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School and his L.L.M from Lewis & Clark Law before coming back to practice in Detroit.  We also have a new Equal Justice Works Fellow, Nicholas Leonard, who will be working on issues relating to urban farming in Detroit.  Check out his blog at AgLaw313.org.  And if you haven't heard, GLELC hosted it's 1st Annual Blue Water Bash on Nov. 20th at Tony V's in Mid-Town.  WDET Public Radio and Keith Matheny from the Detroit Free Press won awards for Excellence in Environmental Journalism. Plus, Detroit's best new band Blue Mountain Belle was up on stage to celebrate through the night.  Check out the pictures on Facebook!

Hot Topics

Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Management

"...Despite the extensive ecological and economic importance of the Great Lakes, the integrity of this vast water resource is threatened by the practice of high-volume, slick-water hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) in the Great Lakes basin."

Stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species

Aquatic invasive species (also known as aquatic nuisance species) are one of the biggest threats facing the Great Lakes and their fisheries and wildlife. Invasive species like Asian Carp and the zebra mussel are causing unacceptable environmental and economic damage.

Keeping Exposed Pet Coke from being Dumped on Great Lakes Shores

Petroleum coke (pet coke) has citizens worried about chemical byproducts being dumped into the Great Lakes and nearby communities. GLELC is working to prevent the damage it can cause.

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