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BP agrees to $500K penalty, soot limits at Indiana refinery

Dec. 02, 2021 17:30 PM EST

Oil giant BP agreed Thursday to pay a $512,450 penalty and reduce soot emissions from its Whiting refinery in Indiana under an agreement with regulators and activists who accused the company of violating an earlier deal. The U.S. District Court...

Michigan drops oil pipeline suit, refocuses on separate case

Nov. 30, 2021 16:59 PM EST

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer abandoned a lawsuit Tuesday aimed at shutting down an oil pipeline that runs through part of the Great Lakes but said the state would continue pursuing a separate case with the same goal. Whitmer's legal maneuver followed a federal judge's...

Explosion rocks NW Indiana steel mill, no injuries reported

Nov. 30, 2021 15:22 PM EST

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — An explosion rocked a steel mill in northwest Indiana on Tuesday, rattling nearby residents and producing a plume of smoke visible miles away, though no one was injured, officials said. The blast at the Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor steel mill...

Indiana Dunes' Mount Baldy keeps slowly blowing inland

Nov. 29, 2021 12:44 PM EST

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A towering sand dune at the Indiana Dunes National Park has kept up its inland creep, covering up an access road and threatening to bury a parking lot in the coming years. The park’s landmark Mount Baldy has largely been closed to public...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 23, 2021 12:18 PM EST

Chicago Tribune. November 22, 2021. Editorial: A cool glass of Lake Michigan water. Cheap for some, irrationally expensive for others. How long can you go without water before your blood begins to boil? Can you last a day without showering, water for...

Pilot among 4 who died in Michigan plane crash was a teacher

Nov. 17, 2021 10:44 AM EST

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A pilot who was among four people who died after a plane crash on a Michigan island has been identified as a history teacher. William Julian, 55, was flying the plane for Island Airways, which takes travelers between Beaver Island and...

Judge keeps Michigan oil pipeline case in federal court

Nov. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EST

A federal judge retained jurisdiction Tuesday in a dispute over a Canadian oil pipeline that runs through a section of the Great Lakes, rejecting Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's contention that the case belongs in state court. The clash over whether Enbridge Energy's...

Plane crash survivor's mom: Dad's embrace shielded daughter

Nov. 16, 2021 09:31 AM EST

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was the sole survivor of a plane crash on Michigan’s Beaver Island that killed her father and three others believes her husband protected her from more serious injuries by holding her tightly as the plane went down. ...

4 people killed in plane crash on Michigan’s Beaver Island

Nov. 13, 2021 21:32 PM EST

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Four of five people on a commuter plane died Saturday afternoon when it crashed on an island in Lake Michigan, authorities said. The plane went down at an airport on Beaver Island, located west of Mackinaw City, according to the Charlevoix...

Body found off Lake Michigan in 1988 exhumed for DNA

Nov. 12, 2021 12:50 PM EST

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. (AP) — Authorities exhumed the remains of a woman and took a DNA sample to try to determine her identity, more than 33 years after the body washed ashore off Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan. Investigators believe the woman was 40 to 60 years...