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Brown bag with Great Lakes Commission senior advisor Eric Brown

Jun 24, 2020, 12:00-12:50 pm EDT
Virtual event
Join us for a discussion with Eric Brown, senior advisor for external eelations at the Great Lakes Commission, where he works with a broad array of decision-makers and stakeholders to enhance collaboration and secure a healthy and prosperous future for the environment and economy of the Great Lakes.
Research fellow projects

Supporting Environmentally Friendly Mining Legislation in Michigan

January 2022 - April 2022
Samir Deshpande (MPP ‘23), Rachel McGivern (MPA ‘22), Kjersti Swanson (BA ‘23), Yuer Wang (MPP ‘24)
Four fellows provided research support for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters and the office of State Senator Rosemary Bayer to improve a bill (SB 429 of 2021) that was introduced in the Michigan Senate to update regulations on the mining of aggregate materials (e.g., sand, gravel, stone, clay). The team conducted case studies of nine states, focusing on the relative authorities of state and local governments in the permitting and restoration processes, as well as topical overviews around soil conservation best practices, the use of recycled aggregate materials, and stakeholder...