Energy debates play out on the Great Lakes nearshore

The Detroit to Cleveland corridor has one of the region’s most densely populated shorelines.

All those people and the area’s myriad of water, habitat, farm and beach issues make it home to some of the nation’s greatest energy debates.

Assessing risk to the Great Lakes nearshore

More and more, I see a greater dependence on the imperfect science of risk assessment in emerging Great Lakes issues. Studied intensely for years at Harvard University and other leading institutions, risk assessment is something we deal with in many aspects of life even if we don’t stop to think about it.