Category Archives: Court Actions

White River Township – Agreement Reached

We have supported and reported on the battle of White River township to preserve a two-hundred-foot wide lot on Lake Michigan. A developer has been trying to initiate development of a lot in a critical dune area adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Support for White River

The property adjacent to the White River Township Dunes Sanctuary has been under threat from development for 20 years. Three times a developer has applied for DEQ permit to develop the plot. Three times a permit has been denied. In … Continue reading

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Saugatuck – Singapore Dunes DEQ Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held August 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saugatuck High School Auditorium (401 Elizabeth Street in Saugatuck). The Department of Environmental Quality is asking for your voice and opinion to determine the public interest. It … Continue reading

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DEQ Public Hearing in Saugatuck

The following announcement was posted in the today’s DEQ Calendar: AUGUST 26, 2013 6:30 p.m. PUBLIC HEARING ON PERMIT APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY SINGAPORE DUNES, LLC, SOUTH HAVEN, FOR ACTIVITIES IN ALLEGAN COUNTY, MICHIGAN. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Water … Continue reading

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Singapore Dunes Sues Saugatuck

This lawsuit could effect how the recent amendments to the Michigan’s Sand Dune Protection and Management Act (SDPMA) is interpreted and enforced throughout the state. Summary of lawsuit: Singapore Dunes is arguing that (1) a local zoning ordinance cannot regulate … Continue reading

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White River Permit Denied

Yesterday, the DEQ denied a permit that including construction of a 1,200 foot access road across the White River Township Barrier Dune Sanctuary. The reason for denial has not been made public. The applicant can file for a variance. Whatever … Continue reading

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Brief update: Saugatuck

Another controversy has arisen in Saugatuck. Aubrey McClendon’s Singapore Dunes development has been given the right to proceed** after a ZBA decision that Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance (SDCA) did not have standing to appeal the planning commission decision. Now the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Vacates 4 Month Old Decision

Today, April 25, 2011, the Supreme Court of Michigan reversed its decision in Anglers of the AuSable v. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), which had been issued on December 29, 2010. Two new Justices who took office in January … Continue reading

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