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1st Friday Focus On The Environment: Line 5, Indigenous Rights, And The Election

Nov 2, 2018

Desmond Berry, Natural Resources Department Manager for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
Credit Desmond Berry / facebook.com

Elections are right around the corner and the future of the controversial Enbridge Line 5  may be put in the hands of those elected.  Then again, the State of Michigan has reached agreement with Enbridge to bury the 65-year old pipeline in a concrete tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac.  That binding agreement could be enacted in a lame duck session of the legislature, post-election.  As it turns out, that agreement may be in violation of a treaty with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  Desmond Berry is the Natural Resources Department Manager for the Band and is this week’s guest on 89.1 WEMU’s “1st Friday Focus on the Environment.”


Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Credit Michigan League of Conservation Voters / michiganlcv.org

Lisa’s career spans over two decades of environmental and conservation advocacy in the political arena.  She is a nationally- recognized expert in non-profit growth and management and a leader in Great Lakes protections.  Lisa is a three-time graduate from the University of Michigan, with a Bachelors Degree and two ensuing Masters Degrees in Social Work and Education.

Lisa serves a co-host and content partner in 89.1 WEMU's '1st Friday Focus on the Environment.' 

Resources:

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Michigan League of Conservation Voters

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