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GLBN Calls on Gov. Whitmer to make Michigan a leader in clean, renewable energy

Earlier today, 29 members of the Great Lakes Business Network submitted a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer calling on her to take strong executive action to make Michigan a leader in clean, renewable energy. The Great Lakes Business Network is composed of business leaders from across the region committed to working in partnership with federal, state and local government leaders for policy acti ...[Read More]

Amid Newly Surfaced Easement Violations, Great Lakes Business Leaders Call for a Shut Down of Line 5

Amid Newly Surfaced Easement Violations, Great Lakes Business Leaders Call for a Shut Down of Line 5

Up to 700 miles of Great Lakes shoreline are at risk from a Line 5 spill.

Great Lakes Business Network applauds Attorney General Dana Nessel for action to shut down Line 5

Great Lakes Business Network applauds Attorney General Dana Nessel for action to shut down Line 5

Today, Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that she will take action, on behalf of the people of Michigan, to protect the Great Lakes from Enbridge’s 66-year-old Line 5 pipeline. The attorney general seeks to stop the flow of oil through the Mackinac Straits by filing in the state circuit court to revoke the State of Michigan’s easement with Enbridge Energy. Governor Whitmer has not ...[Read More]

Governor Whitmer sets a bold path forward to protect the Great Lakes from risky energy.

June 7, 2019 Today the Governor announced the creation of a new Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force, which is critical to improving energy diversity, reliability and affordability. This Task Force will be especially important to finally resolving the issue of propane delivery to Upper Peninsula residents without relying on the risky Line 5 oil pipeline. The members of the Great Lakes Business Networ ...[Read More]

State and Federal Policy Leaders Support Great Lakes Business Network Initiatives at Mackinac Island Policy Reception

State and Federal Policy Leaders Support Great Lakes Business Network Initiatives at Mackinac Island Policy Reception

Contact: Beth Wallace, Managing Director Great Lakes Business Network; glbnconnect@gmail.com, 734.476.3586 Jim Lively, Program Director, Groundwork, jim@groundworkcenter.org, 231.360.7222 Mackinac Island — Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel, U.S. Senator Gary Peters and several congressional members thanked the Great Lakes Business Network for taking a leading position to decommission th ...[Read More]

Member Agreement

Read through the following agreement and sign at the bottom to become a Great Lakes Business Network member. The Great Lakes Business Network is a network of business leaders committed to protecting the Great Lakes region from threats to the natural environment. The goal of the Great Lakes Business Network (GLBN) is to convene and leverage business leaders across the region to build a coalition to ...[Read More]

Protect Lake Erie from harmful algal blooms.

An open letter for business sign-on. Dear Gov. DeWine, Gov. Whitmer and Premier Ford, On behalf of the Great Lakes Business Network, we support the commitments you have each made for a clean Lake Erie. We ask that you now leverage your individual interests into a regional commitment to work together in addressing the issues facing Lake Erie. A joint statement to work together to take coordinated a ...[Read More]

Business leaders urge lawmakers to support clean water

Business leaders urge lawmakers to support clean water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 Contact: Nick Dodge, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, (517) 333-1606 Business leaders urge lawmakers to support clean water LANSING – Business leaders today held a tele-news conference to call on lawmakers in the state Legislature to support Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order that reorganizes the Department of Environmental Quality to bet ...[Read More]

Michigan business leaders oppose Line 5 tunnel deal and lame duck secrecy

House of Representatives P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, Michigan 48909   Michigan State Senate P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, Michigan 48909   Mackinac Bridge Authority N 415  I-75 St. Ignace, Michigan  49781   Dear Decision Makers, As members of the Great Lakes Business Network (GLBN) – a Network that formed around the common goal of protecting the Great Lakes and our blue economy that depends o ...[Read More]

Great Lakes Business Network Opposes Gov. Snyder’s Latest Enbridge Deal, Calls for an Immediate Plan to Shut Down Line 5.

Great Lakes Business Network Opposes Gov. Snyder’s Latest Enbridge Deal, Calls for an Immediate Plan to Shut Down Line 5.

(October 9, 2018 – Ann Arbor, Mich.)  – The Great Lakes Business Network (GLBN), comprised of over 100 businesses throughout the Great Lakes, have adopted a position statement in opposition to the Line 5 agreement announced by Governor Snyder on October 3, 2018. That agreement, which was largely developed behind closed doors, grants Enbridge full decision-making power on how to proceed ...[Read More]