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‘Rotten egg’ smell traced to Detroit Marathon refinery

A pungent rotten-egg smell originated from the Marathon Petroleum refinery in southwest Detroit, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) discovered this weekend. The DEQ caught...
Demonstrators in Flint, MI in 2016

Audit: DEQ still lags on some post-Flint drinking water requirements

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has improved, but still falls short on some post-Flint water crisis drinking water requirements, according to a new...

Mackinac Island challenges Enbridge Line 5 permits

Mackinac Island is taking Michigan to court over permits issued to Canadian energy company Enbridge to build supports along an oil pipeline running through...

Consumers Energy fire spurs state to lower thermostat

State offices are turning down the thermostat by 5 degrees and asking residents to do the same during record-breaking sub-zero temperatures, the Michigan Public...

DEQ issues Line 5 permit over governor, AG opposition

Despite opposition to the project from Michigan’s new Democratic governor and attorney general, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a permit to...

Nessel withdraws from EPA pollution lawsuits

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is withdrawing from legal battles against President Barack Obama-era rules meant to fight pollution. Nessel's office on Friday filed to...

Flint water adviser draws on personal health trauma in helping city...

This is 1990. She's a 19-year-old college freshman with a healthy lifestyle. Then, suddenly, she's in a hospital bed. Liver and kidney failure are...

Whitmer will comply with federal Flint water crisis probe

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will continue to work with the federal oversight panel investigating Michigan’s Flint water crisis, according to MLive-The Flint Journal. The new Democratic...

Bills on PFAS, pension tax, election changes hit Senate

The Michigan Senate on this week targeted reform of the state’s “no-fault” auto insurance law as its top priority for the new legislative session. Senators...

AG taps Hammoud to oversee Flint water prosecutions

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday that newly appointed Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud will take over the state’s ongoing Flint water crisis criminal prosecutions. Nessel...

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