Environment

Top lines from Whitmer’s first State of the State

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had her share of zingers, applause lines and a corny joke or two — pretty standard fare for a first State...

Gov. to skip SOS happy talk tradition, focus on roads, schools

Michiganders have come to expect that once a year, their governor will appear on TV and put a happy face on the state of...

Dingell, Levin join effort to snub Trump on climate change policies

WASHINGTON — Two Michigan members of Congress are supporting a symbolic rebuke against President Trump’s international climate change policies. U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn)...

Former state rep. lands on Public Service Commission

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Dan Scripps, an energy policy expert and former state House representative, to serve on the Michigan Public Service Commission. Scripps,...

Tlaib questions state’s word on Detroit air quality worries

Updated at 7:15 p.m. with comments from Marathon. U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) is questioning assurances from state environmental regulators that a “rotten-egg” smell in...

GOP Senate still undecided on scrapping gov. environmental order

Republicans remain displeased over a new environmental order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but it’s unclear if the GOP-led Legislature will ultimately throttle the measure. There’s...

PFAS brings top Air Force official to Michigan

In the latest sign that dangerous PFAS chemicals continue to plague sites around the state, a top U.S. Air Force official plans to visit...

AG pulls Michigan from ExxonMobil suit

Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday continued her quest to remove the state from federal lawsuits her GOP predecessor had joined. Nessel announced she...
Rep. Dan Kildee and House Democrats

Kildee embraces role as dean of Michigan House Dem delegation

Updated, 2:10 p.m. U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) hasn’t just ascended to leadership on Capitol Hill as chief deputy whip for the new majority Democratic...

House votes to kill environmental order, Whitmer vows to defend it

Early assurances of bipartisanship in Michigan’s new era of divided government may be coming to a halt. On Wednesday, legislative Republicans sought to undo...

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