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Stateside: Sen. Peters on infrastructure bill; UP forest protections; climate change in MI

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Governor Snyder said that every dollar invested in Michigan roads and bridges saves six dollars in the future.

Today on Stateside, the new United Nations report on climate change and what impact it has in Michigan. Also, as it turns out, the federal infrastructure bill could make Michigan more resilient to climate change. Plus, the case for protecting four new tracts of old-growth forest in the U.P. 

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

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Sen. Peters: Federal infrastructure bill could help make Michigan more resilient to climate change

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Stateside’s conversation with Gary Peters.

  •  Gary Peters is the U. S. senator from Michigan.

The debate over stronger environmental protections for UP forests 

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Stateside’s conversation with Tyler Barron and Henry Schienebeck.

  • Tyler Barron is a member of the Keep The U. P. Wild coalition.
  • Henry Schienebeck is the executive director of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association.

A look at the “unequivocal” impact of climate change on Michigan

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Stateside’s conversation with Michelle Martinez and Jennifer Haverkamp.

  •  Michelle Martinez is the acting executive director and a founding member of the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition.
  • Jennifer Haverkamp is the director of the Graham Sustainability Institute.
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