All Things Great Lakes is the personal blog of Jeff Alexander, an award winning journalist, author and media consultant based in Michigan. The opinions presented on this blog are his alone and do not reflect the views of any other individuals or organizations. Jeff Alexander is also the owner of J. Alexander Communications LLC. Go here to visit his business Web site.


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  1. Would like to contact you about coming up to Montague to do a Book Talk for the Friends of the Montague library this coming July.


  2. News2Note says:

    There is a recent Canadian study about what fracking does to the water supply that I think you would be interested in, (after reading your article appearing in M-Live entitled Canadian firm plans fracking campaign that could require 4 billion gallons of Michigan water).

    It is a credible, reputable, and important study.

    Here is the link. http://www.ernstversusencana.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Brief-review-of-threats-to-Canadas-groundwater-from-oil-gas-industrys-methane-migration-and-hydraulic-fracturing-v4.pdf

    Here is an article summarizing the results. http://ecowatch.com/2013/fracking-wastewater-report-for-industry-deceptions/


  3. Greig Grey says:

    Very insightful articles about our precious commodity. You may have already covered this topic, so forgive me if you have. But as years go by the Great Lake’s water level recedes and heads are scratched and fingers are pointed… I have to wonder if part of the problem lies with the advent of bottled water being shipped to the four corners of the earth by huge corporations. Some time ago, I was drinking a bottle of Aqua-Fina water and was reading the label out of sheer boredom and dialed the 1-800 number near the bottom. A lady answered the phone and I asked her where the water came from.
    “The Detroit Municipal Water Supply,” she answered.
    “Lake Huron?” I asked.
    “Lake St. Claire,” she said.
    “Technically Lake Huron?”
    I have to wonder how much were losing, bottle by bottle, shipped to Dubai, Saudi Arabia, etc. Maybe not. Perhaps it stays here, going back into our aquifers via septic systems and sewage treatment facilities. If it is being shipped abroad though, it could possibly be at least part of the reason docks are getting longer… I’d be interested on your thoughts.


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