Environment

Koch think tank leads legal push with big implications for Great...

A conservative think tank founded and led by one of the Koch brothers is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a case that could determine whether people have the right to walk along Great Lakes shorelines.

New bill could trash part of Milliken’s environmental legacy

The “bottle bill” was a key part of GOP former Gov. William Milliken’s environmental legacy.

Fish out of water: ‘Soapy’ Williams was an environmentalist before it...

G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams, the lanky, bow-tied, Michigan governor of the late 1940s and 1950s, is generally remembered as a progressive who supported civil rights and fought for the “little guy.”

U of M prof: Insurance cost hikes might convince people of...

For many people, climate science may not seem real until it hits their wallets, a University of Michigan professor says.

Trump report: Rising temps could hurt Michigan farmers, Great Lakes

A new report from the Trump administration says rising temperatures over the next century will pose serious consequences for the United States and the world.

Utilities fight Michigan’s post-Flint lead regulation

Water utilities and services that provide tap water for a majority of Michigan residents are pushing back against a new state lead rule meant to protect public health after the Flint water crisis.

Indivisible activists fired up to fight GOP in Lame Duck

Indivisible groups, which propelled Democrats to victories in key races across Michigan last month, are now firing up to fight the GOP legislation in Lame Duck.
Michigan DEQ contractors

Snyder’s PFAS funding falls short, environmentalists say

Environmentalists say Gov. Rick Snyder’s requested $43 million in additional funding to tackle contamination from a suite of chemicals abbreviated as PFAS is a good start.

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