Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

August 31, 2009

DEADLINE: SEJ Post-Conference Tour / IJNR Lake Country Institute

SEJ Members: Apply by August 31st for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for SEJ's Oct 11-14, 2009, post-conference tour: IJNR's Lake Country Institute!

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"Line 3 Foes In Northern MN Block Road, Chain Themselves To Equipment"

"A summer of ramped-up opposition to the Line 3 oil pipeline in northern Minnesota kicked off Monday as some 1,000 opponents began protesting and disrupting construction work, starting with a blockade at the entrance of an Enbridge Energy pump station south of Itasca State Park."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/08/2021

Before You Cover That Pipeline Protest, Check the Law

At least 16 states currently have critical infrastructure anti-protest laws that could sweep up journalists on the scene, reports the latest TipSheet. The laws, which more states are considering, apply to pipelines, but sometimes other facilities that impact the environment too, like powerlines, dams, port facilities and refineries. How to keep track and avoid going to jail.

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Ready for Climate Change-Induced Grid Blackouts Along With Heat Waves?

Climate change can mean doubling down on disasters, such as a combination of widespread power outages with the kind of extreme heat that kills. The latest TipSheet explores why such simultaneous disasters are so dangerous, where they’ve happened already, why they are increasingly likely to happen again and how to prepare to cover them in your area.

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"Company Defies Michigan Governor’s Order To Close Pipeline"

"An Upper Midwestern oil pipeline continued operating Wednesday, despite a shutdown demand from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that the operator warned could lead to fuel disruptions similar to those resulting from a cyberattack on an East Coast system."

Source: AP, 05/13/2021
May 23, 2021

DEADLINE: ProPublica's Abrams Reporting Fellows

This two-year-long fellowship is open to three early- to mid-career journalists who want to develop their investigative reporting skills. It pays $75,000 per year and includes full benefits. Fellows will start on July 1, 2021. Apply by May 23, 11:59 p.m. PT.

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May 25, 2021 to May 26, 2021

Great Lakes Fishery Commission 2021 Annual Meeting

GLFC will gather virtually May 25 and 26 for their 2021 Annual Meeting, so the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. 9:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. ET Tuesday and 9:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET Wednesday. RSVP required.

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