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Michigan sues firefighting foam manufacturers over PFAS contaminants

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday filed two complaints against makers of PFAS-containing firefighting foam that her office says contaminated Michigan’s environment. The two...

Michigan says $600M will be used to settle some Flint water...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said on Thursday that the state is making a preliminary $600 million settlement with Flint...

New: DNR finalizing review of Line 5 easement compliance

After nearly 14 months, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) appears to have wrapped up its intensive review of Canadian oil company Enbridge’s...

Study: Partial Line 5 shutdown has not impacted gas prices, despite...

New research from a former Dow chemical engineer has found that, despite Canadian oil company Enbridge’s predictions otherwise, the continued partial shutdown of its...

Nessel doesn’t appeal Line 5 tunnel decision to Supreme Court

Attorney General Dana Nessel will no longer pursue one of her legal fights against Canadian oil company Enbridge, while another continues on. Nessel had originally...

Coast Guard reviewing request to ban anchors in Mackinac Straits after...

Updated with comment from Enbridge, 4:31 p.m. 7/28/20 Leaders of nine prominent environmental groups in Michigan are urging the U.S. Coast Guard to consider banning...

Marathon Petroleum to pay Detroit school $200K to alleviate air pollution 

Following years of community activism, a major oil and natural gas company has now agreed to shell out more than $280,000 to begin to...

Nessel, AGs file suit against EPA for limiting state authority over...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Friday that she has joined yet another multi-state lawsuit, this time challenging a President Trump administration rule that...

Michigan’s 1st PFAS drinking water standards clear final hurdle

After nearly a year of rulemaking debate, Michigan’s very first set of PFAS limits for drinking water passed its last obstacle Wednesday as a...

Dingell ’emotional’ as House passes bipartisan public lands bill, next stop...

WASHINGTON — Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a...

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