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By John Flesher The Associated Press

Michigan official calls for shutting down oil pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan’s attorney general on Thursday called for shutting down twin oil pipelines beneath the waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, as the state released a consultant’s report outlining alternative scenarios for the future of oil transport in the ecologically sensitive tourist destination.

Republicans join Democrats against Trump’s Great Lakes cuts

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — It sounds like an idea that would warm a conservative Republican’s heart: Kill funding of a regional environmental cleanup that has lasted seven years and cost the federal government more than $2 billion, with no end in sight. If states want to keep the program going, let them pick up the tab.