Environment

Ojeda is looking for ‘Real Democrats’ in Michigan — and across...

Richard Ojeda is angry. Actually, he’s “pissed off,” and he thinks you should be, too. The retired Army major and former West Virginia state...
Trump in Grand Rapids

Trump promises $300M for Great Lakes, otherwise mostly rambles

President Donald Trump, his son, Donald Trump Jr., and prominent Michigan Republicans took a victory lap on Thursday after what they view as a...
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Sen. Ed McBroom talk to reporters after rejecting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order, Feb. 14, 2019

Shirkey ‘reviewing options’ after AG’s Line 5 opinion

Updated, 8:42 p.m., with Chatfield's comments Republican leaders are considering their options — and some are vowing action — as Michigan’s attorney general and governor...

Senators decry Trump administration’s ‘lack of urgency’ on PFAS

WASHINGTON — The President Trump administration has failed to act swiftly enough to protect the public from harmful contaminants present in drinking water throughout...

Nessel finds Lame Duck pipeline authority law unconstitutional

Updated, 8:38 p.m. with Enbridge's comments. A law that created a new political body allowing Enbridge to go forward with plans to build a pipeline...

Lansing smokestacks ‘iconic,’ but city moves to cleaner power

Updated and corrected, 9:10 p.m. 3/29/19. Lansing’s famous smokestacks may have become an enduring part of the city’s legacy and branding, but they are fated...

Whitmer orders new standard for PFAS in water supply

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to establish a new standard for the maximum amount of PFAS, or...

What’s next for Enbridge Line 5? It may come down to...

Updated, 12:34 p.m. 3/26/19 and 9:21 p.m. 3/29/19. For years, environmentalists have called to shut down a 66-year-old oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac....

Dingell, Huizenga, Stabenow to lead Great Lakes task force

Three members of Michigan’s congressional delegation will lead a bipartisan group of federal legislators advocating for policies that aid the Great Lakes. U.S. Reps....
River water

Activists host faith, WSU leaders for ‘World Water Day’ in Detroit

Dozens of left-leaning, grassroots organizations on Friday are hosting interfaith leaders in Detroit to speak about water shutoffs, concerns over environmental contamination and other...

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