Environment

Indigenous People’s Day Celebration Draws Large Crowd

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This year marked the first time the City of East Lansing recognized Indigenous People's Day in place of Columbus Day. Lee Sprague (photo) and other speakers at a celebration at The Rock noted the holiday's history and pointed to present-day concerns of many North American indigenous people.

Emerging BRT Plans to Be Presented Monday in East Lansing

Thursday, September 29, 2016

With controversy over the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan increasing, CATA has decided to directly present the project to East Lansing residents next Monday evening. Read more from ELi's Alice Dreger.

Environmental Groups Ask for Volunteers to Help Monitor Local River Health

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Two local environmental groups are asking for volunteers this weekend (10/1/16) and next (10/8/16) to put on a pair of waders, become citizen scientists and help monitor the help of streams flowing into the Red Cedar River. ELi's Paige Filice explains the process, and how you can get involved.

Four Years After Application Submitted, DEQ Reviews EL Wastewater Plant's Permit

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Four years after East Lansing applied for a renewal of its expired environmental permit to dump millions of gallons a day of treated wastewater into the Red Cedar River, the DEQ is suddenly reviewing the application. A lot has happened at that plant since that application went in. The DEQ is giving the public only until Friday to weigh in.

New 600-Gallon Spill at Wastewater Plant

Friday, September 2, 2016

East Lansing’s wastewater treatment plant has had another accidental chemical spill. This time, City administrators tell ELi, the spill was handled correctly.

City: Help Us Locate Lead Water Pipes

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The City of East Lansing is asking residents to help figure out where there are lead-containing water pipes. Eli spoke with City Infrastructure Administrator Ron Lacasse to learn more.

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