’Inexcusably reckless’: Police seek person who tried to climb Mackinac Bridge
Michigan State Police are investigating a felony trespassing case involving a person who was spotted climbing the Mackinac Bridge. “This is not a harmless stunt; it’s inexcusably reckless,” said MBA Executive Secretary Kim Nowack. When another alarm was activated several hours later, they observed someone leaving the bridge. Michigan State Police (MSP) D/Sgt. “We will use all of our resources to identify and prosecute this individual.”From August: Info sought about plane that flew under Mackinac Bridge: See video
Michigan governor seeks shutdown of Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline in Straits of Mackinac
Gretchen Whitmer took legal action Friday to shut down a pipeline that carries oil beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes. "They have repeatedly violated the terms of the 1953 easement by ignoring structural problems that put our Great Lakes and our families at risk. The pipeline moves about 23 million gallons (87 million liters) daily between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario, traversing parts of northern Michigan and Wisconsin. One of the pipeline supports was damaged this summer, apparently by a boat cable. Placing the pipes beneath a busy shipping lane with no protective cover violated the state's duty to protect the public's interest in Great Lakes waters and bottomlands, the document said.
Opposition team criticizes Enbridge plans for oil tunnel under Straits of Mackinac
The analysis was requested by Oil & Water Don't Mix, a coalition of environmental, business and tribal organizations. Enbridge spokesman Ryan Duffy said the tunnel plans were developed in consultation with experienced geologists and engineers. During an online news conference, O'Mara said the tunnel plans had changed considerably since a 2017 assessment, which described the project as feasible and low-risk. The department plans to issue rulings by the end of the year. Spokesman Nick Assendelft said department staffers would consider the findings of the Oil & Water Don't Mix reviewers along with other public comments.
What Mackinac Island is doing to safely welcome visitors back
DETROIT Mackinac Island is one of Michigans most popular summer destinations, and after being shut down by the coronavirus (COVID-19), its now ready to welcome visitors back. Mackinac Island depends heavily on tourists to stay afloat, but during the pandemic, that came to a screeching halt. READ: Michigan company announces daily, nightly trips to Mackinac Island on pirate shipNow the island will bring tourists back at a socially acceptable distance. Mackinac Island is a great escape and a beautiful retreat for Michiganders and visitors from around the world. Ware and her team have worked with other business owners to come up with safe and effective ways for visitors to return to the island.