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What's Happening at GLELC?

The Great Lakes Environmental Law Center welcomes four new scholarship fellows that have been working with us so far this year.  Joe Regalia, a postgraduate research fellow graduated in 2013 from the University of Michigan Law School and is currently clerking for Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Maureen O’Sullivan and Justin Sterk are both current Wayne State University Law School third year students while Sabra Bushey is a second year student at Wayne Law.  Read more about the fellows here.

Wayne State University Law School also recently hired an Environmental Justice Coordinator to work with Wayne Law’s transnational environmental law clinic.  Jeremy Orr will work with the clinic, and GLELC, to promote the fair treatment and involvement of all people in Michigan towards a more environmentally healthy region.  Read more about Jeremy and his work here .

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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