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Michigan chefs experiment with Asian carp
March 26, 2013
One of the strategies to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes is to eat the fish now living in the Mississippi River. But finding a market for millions of pounds of carp is not easy. Peter Payette wondered if people could get excited about Asian carp as a seafood delicacy. So he put some in the hands of chefs in Traverse City:
Wolf hunt opponents plan to deliver petition signatures calling for statewide vote
March 26, 2013
Tomorrow, Michigan may move a little closer to having a statewide vote on a possible wolf hunt. Members of the group, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, are expected to deliver nearly a quarter million petition signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. The petition drive calls for a referendum on a new state law authorizing a gray wolf hunt.
Court tosses challenges to coal permits
March 25, 2013
Two utilities have been given permission to build new coal-fired power plants in northern and western Michigan. The state Court of Appeals has tossed out legal challenges to their permits. But, that doesn't mean the plants will be built....Environmental groups went to court to challenge the permits. The state Department of Environmental Quality says the utilities demonstrated there was a demand for electricity. And the agency says the proposed coal plants in Holland and Rogers City met state and federal pollution standards.
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