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Environment & Climate Change

Stateside: 3M challenges PFAS mandates; Line 5 strains US-Canadian relations; Beaver Island radio

A diver inspects Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac for a possible dent.
Enbridge inspection video shared with the state of Michigan
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Today on Stateside, why one maker of PFAS chemicals is challenging Michigan’s protections for drinking water. Plus, an international standoff is brewing over Enbridge Energy's Line 5 oil pipeline. And, two Beaver Island residents send out a radio program from the middle of Lake Michigan.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Legal battle looms as 3M files suit against Michigan over PFAs protections

SS_20210512_Ellison_3M_PFAs_Lawsuit.mp3
Stateside’s conversation with Garrett Ellison

  • Garrett Ellison is a reporter with MLive.

Broadcasting from Beaver Island, radio show highlights Michigan-centric music

SS_20210512_Girbach_Smith_Beaver_Island_Radio.mp3
Stateside’s conversation with Steve Girbach and Jackson Smith

  • Steve Girbach and Jackson Smith are musicians and co-founders of the radio show “Songs From The Trail."
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

With a midnight deadline nearing, Enbridge seems unwilling to shut down Line 5

SS_20210512_Graham_Line_5_Shut_Down_Deadline.mp3
Stateside’s conversation with Lester Graham

  • Lester Graham is a reporter with Michigan Radio.

Why Enbridge Line 5 is “non-negotiable” for Canada

SS_20210512_Coletta_Line_5_Canadian_Prespective.mp3
Stateside’s conversation with Amanda Coletta

  • Amanda Coletta is a reporter covering Canada for The Washington Post.
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