Environment

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...

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...

Whitmer gets kudos from key Republican on environmental shakeup

There's been some Republican grumbling about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's move on Monday to restructure the beleaguered Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), but a key...

Citing climate change, Gov. asks agency to review extreme weather plans

After an energy shortage during record-breaking cold weather in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked a state commission to investigate state preparations for extreme...

Whitmer joins 19 governors fighting climate change, shakes up environmental oversight

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used her executive powers on Monday to send a strong message about solving Michigan’s ongoing environmental crises and fighting climate change....

‘Rotten egg’ smell traced to Detroit Marathon refinery

A pungent rotten-egg smell originated from the Marathon Petroleum refinery in southwest Detroit, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) discovered this weekend. The DEQ caught...

Audit: DEQ still lags on some post-Flint drinking water requirements

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has improved, but still falls short on some post-Flint water crisis drinking water requirements, according to a new...

Mackinac Island challenges Enbridge Line 5 permits

Mackinac Island is taking Michigan to court over permits issued to Canadian energy company Enbridge to build supports along an oil pipeline running through...

Consumers Energy fire spurs state to lower thermostat

State offices are turning down the thermostat by 5 degrees and asking residents to do the same during record-breaking sub-zero temperatures, the Michigan Public...

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