Environment

Michigan Sugar Co. fined $562K for air, water violations

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has reached a settlement in Ingham County Circuit Court with a company operating a Bay City sugar...

ICYMI: Interviews with Whitmer, Gilchrist, Nessel and Calley

Within our first month of starting up, the Michigan Advance has brought you in-depth interviews with four of the top leaders in Michigan: Gov....

Nessel asks Wayne Co. prosecutor to take over Flint water case

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Friday plans to replace the current prosecutor in charge of ongoing criminal lawsuits filed against high level state officials...

Nessel calls Schuette ‘very gracious’ in AG transition

Dana Nessel, Michigan’s first Democratic attorney general in 16 years, had kind words about her Republican predecessor. Nessel told the Michigan Advance in an exclusive...

Flint water crisis, PFAS inspire new gov.’s first action

Environmental activists were quick to applaud Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s first action, which is aimed at preventing future public health and environmental crises like the...

Whitmer, Nessel push back on Snyder’s Line 5 plan

A day after being inaugurated, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is pushing back against Republican efforts to keep oil flowing through the Great Lakes. Whitmer has asked...

Into the Snyder-verse: The guv’s Lame Duck act doesn’t save his...

What can you say about Michigan’s manic, marathon Lame Duck session except that it could have been worse? As Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to...

Calley lashes out against ‘political’ prosecutions in Flint

The Flint water crisis will undoubtedly define Gov. Rick Snyder’s legacy. After the lead contamination scandal dominated national and international headlines, he charged Lt....

New Lame Duck laws that you haven’t heard about

With almost 400 bills making their way to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder over the course of four weeks, plenty of Lame Duck...

Gov. vetoes bill snatching Nessel’s power, signs ballot initiative limits

Snyder OKs A-F school standards, Proposal 3 tweak and state regulation restrictions It was a humdinger of an evening for term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder, who...

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