Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

Clean Water Act

Graphic by Environment Michigan.


CACC joins organizations throughout the Great Lakes and nationwide, celebrating the 42nd Anniversary of the Clean Water Act and working to make all of our Great Lakes’ fresh waters clean enough to drink, to swim and to fish. The Clean Air Act’s 42nd Anniversary occurred Saturday, October 18, 2014.

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Environmental Risks from Michigan Oil and Gas Development – What Can We DO?

Chris Grobbel, Ph.D

Chris Grobbel, Ph.D Photo by: Marian Kromkowski


Christopher Grobbel, Ph. D. gave a presentation to CACC’s General Membership Meeting on October 4, 2014: “Environmental Risks from Michigan Oil and Gas Development – What Can We Do?” His powerful presentation gives some basic history of the oil and gas industry in Michigan and also lists important tools that local communities can utilize to help protect their watersheds. Among these tools are: local zoning laws, the Public Trust Doctrine and environmental protections in place through the Michigan Environmental Protection Act (MEPA). Christopher Grobbel is a practicing environmental consultant based in Traverse City and an adjunct professor, teaching environmental science, law and policy at MSU since 1992. He has graciously allowed CACC to post his presentation on our website.

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Groups call on Snyder: Take immediate action to protect Straits

October 06, 2014
Groups working on the Oil & Water Don’t Mix initiative call a press conference to tell Governor Snyder to take immediate, meaningful action to prevent a pipeline oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac. The press conference took place Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:30AM at the offices of the Michigan Environmental Council. Read/download the press release here.

View video here:
Underwater footage of the oil pipeline and a TV spot are available here.
University of Michigan simulation of a straits oil spill is available at here.
For more information, including the Oil & Water Don’t Mix campaign fact sheet, “Challenging Enbridge’s Line 5 Oil Pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac” visit this site.

CACC supports the work of For Love of Water (FLOW) and is a member of the Michigan Environmental Coalition (MEC). Both MEC and FLOW are coalition members of the Oil and Water Don’t Mix Campaign.

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