Environment

Nessel calls for court-ordered emergency Line 5 shutdown

Updated with comment from Enbridge, 8:20 p.m., 6/22/20 Citing violations of Canadian oil company Enbridge’s longstanding agreement with Michigan, Attorney General Dana Nessel on Monday...

New: Stevens’ plastic waste act would ramp up recycling

A Michigan congresswoman wants to bolster recycling habits through a new act which, if passed, would establish a sweeping national program for reducing plastic...

Dems: Trump’s environmental rollbacks harm communities of color

WASHINGTON — The President Trump administration is suspending key environmental reviews during the pandemic that critics warn could further harm poor and minority neighborhoods...

Michigan’s dam problem isn’t just in Midland — and it’s part...

Michigan has a dam problem, as the Midland disaster has shown. We’re not alone — but the Great Lakes State faces unique challenges in...

Court of Appeals rules Enbridge tunnel deal is constitutional

Updated with comment from Nessel's office, 11:28 a.m., 6/12/20 In another legal win for Canadian oil company Enbridge, a Michigan Court of Appeals panel ruled...

State launches lawsuit against Midland dam owner, claims company ‘ignored’ regulators...

The state of Michigan is suing Boyce Hydro, the private owner of the failed Edenville and Sanford Dams that unleashed catastrophic flooding and caused...

Column: Trump’s environmental rollbacks put Michiganders at risk at the worst...

In the middle of a pandemic, doing everything possible to protect public health should be our leaders’ priority. But instead, the President Trump administration...

U.S. Reps. demand answers about fed, state roles in dam failure

U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Tim Walberg (R-Tipton) have sent letters to both agencies involved in overseeing the now-collapsed...

Bottles and cans piled up? You can return them soon.

If you've had bags of bottles and cans stacking up during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can finally get your deposit back soon. But you...

Pandemic strains emergency responders with more disasters on horizon

Federal officials have more money than ever to respond to disasters, but some worry their focus on the pandemic could hamstring efforts to recover...

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