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House Agriculture panel to key in on climate change and farming

WASHINGTON — Democrats are eyeing proposals that would support programs for U.S. farmers — who have suffered catastrophic losses from severe weather events in...

U.S. Senate confirms Granholm as Energy secretary

Updated, 6:02 p.m., 2/25/21 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Thursday in a 64-35 vote confirmed former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to run the Department...

Peters to lead panel overseeing Line 5 regulators

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.), who has come out in favor of shutting down the Canadian Line 5 oil pipeline in the Mackinac...

State panel doesn’t have to consider climate change in Line 5...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order for Canadian oil company Enbridge to shut down Line 5 by May will not have any bearing on at least...

Whitmer declared an energy emergency due to weather, but Republicans try...

On Saturday, in the midst of the cold snap still gripping the country and straining already-weak energy infrastructure in states like Texas, Gov. Gretchen...

Environmentalists make long-shot attempt to ban new factory farms

Iowa has a poop problem. The Hawkeye State’s pigs, cows and chickens produce about as much waste as 134 million people — nearly the population of...

Biden Interior secretary pick likely to face rocky confirmation hearing

U.S. Senate Republicans may use this week’s Interior confirmation hearing for U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy...

Rick Haglund: GM’s road to the future of electric vehicles could...

Brett Smith has long thrown shade on automakers’ predictions about how soon Americans will be driving cars and trucks powered by something other than...

Gov. proposes $300M to fix bridges, $290M for clean water

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday said her recommended $67.1 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022 is “laser-focused” on targeting the state’s most important priorities,...

Whitmer fills Line 5 panel vacancy after 8 months

One week after the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) met for the first time in 11 months, having been a two-man panel for nearly...

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