Environment

Gov. Whitmer signing an environmental order

Whitmer names environmental rules panel appointee

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has replaced former Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) director James Clift on an environmental rules panel that was once a major sticking...

Michigan sets 2020 deadline to establish limit for toxic chemicals in...

The state has set an April 2020 deadline to implement rules limiting the amount of toxic chemicals acceptable in the water supply, the Department...
Gov. Whitmer signing an environmental measure

Whitmer doesn’t rule out Enbridge tunnel plan

Speaking with reporters this week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not rule out ultimately supporting a plan from Canadian oil titan Enbridge to build a...

Democrats: Chatfield’s remarks on Whitmer, Nessel show he’s ‘intimidated by powerful...

Updated 4:44 p.m. Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes on Wednesday accused state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) of being “intimidated by powerful women” in...
Demonstrators in Flint, MI in 2016

Judge allows Flint water class-action lawsuit to proceed, adds Snyder back...

A federal judge issued a court order Monday allowing a class-action lawsuit over the Flint water crisis to proceed and reinstated former Gov. Rick...
Chatfield and Shirkey

Court battle looms after Whitmer, Nessel stall Enbridge pipeline

Top state officials may end up in court over their efforts to halt Canadian energy company’s plans to build a new buried pipeline beneath...

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...

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