UPDATE ON THE ANNOUNCED MERGING OF THE DNR AND DEQ.

GOVERNOR JENNIFER GRANHOLM

GOVERNOR JENNIFER GRANHOLM

Governor Jennifer Granholm has issued an executive order abolishing the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and calling for the creation of a new agency called the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.  Here is an interview I conducted today with Governor Granholm’s press spokesperson Liz Boyd with more information about the DNRE as well as what the future holds for outdoor enthusiasts and others affected by this announcement.  Included in the conversation is th how the merger may affect rulings by the DEQ concerning the permits for the proposed Kennecott Mine in Marquette County.

– Great Lakes Radio News Director, Walt Lindala

Please click “HERE” to listen to the complete interview.