Navigating the Week: GLB’s Weekly Roundup 12/06

Navigating the Week: GLB’s Weekly Roundup 12/06

Navigating the Week: GLB’s Weekly Roundup 12/06



Pence stumps in Michigan, says he’ll be back. Vice President Mike Pence spoke in West Michigan this week, and said he’ll be coming back throughout 2020. More on his event here.


New bills would include all firearms in universal background checks. This week, state legislators introduced a package of bills that would expand universal background checks for guns to include all firearms. Read about the bills in this package here.

Bills would designate Groundwater as public trust. A three-bill package introduced would designate groundwater as part of the public trust, giving the state’s Department of Natural Resources more authority in water resource management. Read more on these bills here.
Michigan Court says No to Nestlé. Michigan’s second-highest court ruling on Tuesday that Nestlé’s Ice Mountain bottled water operation in northern Lower Michigan is not an essential public service, its bottled water is not a public water supply, and said Osceola Township can deny Nestle’s zoning approval for a new booster pump station. Read more on the court ruling here.

Detroiters concerned over reported uranium spill. A contaminated site on the banks of the Detroit River collapsed last week, causing concern for environmental groups and Detroit residents. More on the spill here.


Chatfield testifies in Inman trial. House Speaker Lee Chatfield testified in State Rep. Larry Inman’s bribery trial this week this week, casting doubt on some of Inman’s prior claims. More on Chatfield’s testimony here.


Enbridge rods lost in the Straits of Mackinac. Oil company Enbridge has lost rods at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac and waited two months to tell the state about it. Enbridge officials say the lost rods are not a threat to the environment, but environmental groups have expressed concern. Get the full story here.


Michiganders falsely accused of fraud will have their case heard. After being falsely accused of unemployment fraud, thousands of Michiganders will seek damages for the impact these accusations had on their lives. Read more here.


Nessel calls on SCOTUS to reject abortion restrictions. Joining 20 other attorneys general, AG Dana Nessel signed onto a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject abortion restrictions passed in Louisiana. More on the case here.


Climate strikers march to DTE Energy’s downtown offices. Among worldwide climate strikes, including at the Michigan Capitol, a large coalition of activists is demanding that DTE Energy stop burning coal and gas and use 100% solar and wind by 2030. Watch the Beacon’s coverage here.


Tweet of the Week

Michigan Clean Water Action applauds the introduction of new bills to protect Michigan’s water in this week’s Tweet of the Week.

Evan Kutz

Evan Kutz