Environment

City Has Spent $200K Fighting Workers’ Contamination Lawsuit

Thursday, March 1, 2018

ELi finds that East Lansing has now spent $200,000 fighting a lawsuit brought by City workers alleging that they “were intentionally and unnecessarily exposed to mercury and asbestos” at the wastewater treatment plant. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

East Lansing to Accept Styrofoam Recycling Products

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thanks to two grant awards from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the City of East Lansing will be able to accept Styrofoam for recycling this fall. Rosalind Arch has the story.

Experience with BWL Trimming Seems to Vary by Crew

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Kit Carlson and Wendell Lynch's experience with BWL wasn't as bad as they'd been fearing. What happened, and what advice do they give other homeowners? And what does BWL say about homeowners who try to refuse tree-trimming?

Water Tower Repainting Causes Neighborhood Concerns

Friday, August 25, 2017

The City tells ELi it's aware of the problems caused by the power-washing of the water tower at Gordon Guyer Park. Polyurethane chips have been sent flying all over the area from the cleaning.

Digging In: The Marble Garden

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Marble Garden began because two first-grade teachers wanted to see something besides brick and grass outside their classroom windows. ELi's Coleen Moyerbrailean has the scoop on how that garden has grown in 25 years.

Focus on BWL Tree-Cutting Intensifies

Friday, July 14, 2017

With more and more East Lansing property owners vocally upset about BWL's tree-cutting program, City government interest in the matter appears to be increasing.

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