Port Sheldon Township Court Case

Port Sheldon Township of Ottawa County has a case in the Michigan Supreme Court that has denied the second motion for reconsideration by the MDEQ.

Shoreline – Berrien County

The MDEQ has reevaluated property setbacks on over 800 individual properties with letters to each owner.

New Chairman - 2006

Greetings and best regards, folks. Let me introduce myself. I am Roger Smithe, the newly elected Chairman of the International Great Lakes Coalition (IGLC) for 2006.

Upper Lakes Plan of Study for the Review

Letter titled: Upper Lakes Plan of Study for the Review of the Regulation of Overflow from Lake Superior (October 2005) We wish to recommend several IGLC members for inclusion on the study committees, when they are organized...

Banks et al v United States lawsuit

You have an opportunity to further your shoreline interests by supporting an important legal effort to protect and defend our beaches. Can we count on your help? In the winter 2005 newsletter, the Great Lakes Coalition/Lake Michigan Chapter for Shoreline Preservation filled you in on the Banks et al v United States lawsuit. This case is gathering steam quickly. It is likely that official action will happen within the next few months.

Litigation Status Report - 07-2001

Litigation Status Report by John B. Ehret On July 31, 2001 the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ordered that riparian owners along four miles of shore south of St. Joseph, Michigan should have sued the Government in 1989 after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the sealing of the St. Joseph harbor piers with steel sheet piling. The plaintiffs had six years from 1989, under the Tucker Act Statute of Limitations to file suit for a 5th Amendment Taking of Private Property.