Environment

State awards grants for lead remediation

The state Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $6.5 million in grants around the state to expand lead hazard services...

Bills aim to bring solar energy to more Michiganders

A group of lawmakers have announced bipartisan legislation geared at making it easier for Michigan residents to invest in solar. The bills, collectively called the...

EPA chief touts Great Lakes plan in Detroit months after Trump’s...

During a Tuesday news conference in Detroit’s Belle Isle Park, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler outlined a revised Great Lakes Restoration...

Whitmer administration rolls out clean energy initiative

As Michigan works to transition toward clean energy, state officials have a new initiative aimed at navigating that path.  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan...

Flint native named Michigan’s clean water chief, says she’ll ‘lift up...

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) has named Ninah Sasy as its first clean water public advocate, the department announced...

Report: Michigan ranks 13th in energy efficiency among states

Michigan dropped from No. 11 to 13 in a ranking of state-by-state energy efficiency efforts, according to a 2019 study by the nonprofit American...

Former Gov. William Milliken, whose brand of moderate politics has all...

William Milliken, a moderate Republican and ardent environmentalist who served as Michigan's governor from 1969 to 1983, died on Friday in Traverse City, according...

Peters, Stabenow support scrapping Trump power plant rule, but vote fails

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected Democrats’ attempt to overturn a controversial Trump administration power plant regulation.  Democrats forced a Senate floor...

Pentagon announces it will study PFAS at military bases

Amid heightened public awareness and increased legislative pressure, the Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General says it’s going to study its use of the water...

House committee still tweaking bipartisan ‘safe drinking water’ bills 

The state House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee took up bills on statewide drinking water quality issues Tuesday afternoon, but declined to move...

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