Environment

Bills you may have missed: Whistleblower protections, juvenile justice reform and...

With post-budget supplemental negotiations finally hammered out in the Legislature, state lawmakers are wrapping up 2019 and will soon enjoy a holiday break from...

Dems have a plan to fight Trump on climate censorship

WASHINGTON — A freshman congressman, troubled by allegations of climate censorship by the President Trump administration, is attempting to make it harder for political...

Community demands answers, input after Detroit River contamination

Updated and corrected, 10:15 a.m. 12/13/19 A former uranium-contaminated site that collapsed into the Detroit River late last month continues to spark concern from residents.* More...

Company to pay $70M to settle Kent County PFAS suit

Wolverine Worldwide will pay $69.5 million to settle a lawsuit over the company contaminating drinking water in Kent County, according to a press release...

EPA, DOJ announce $245M settlement to clean up Kalamazoo Superfund site

Updated, 6:03 p.m. 12/11/19 with comments from Rep. Upton After decades of contamination from a paper mill that is a designated Superfund site, efforts to...

Michigan lawmakers reeling after PFAS provisions struck from must-pass defense bill

WASHINGTON — Michigan lawmakers suffered a stinging setback with the release of a defense policy bill this week that lacks key provisions to crack...

Defense bill bars PFAS in firefighting foam in 5 years, but...

A compromise over a critical national defense bill includes some actions on PFAS, but some Democrats and environmentalists say it doesn't go far enough. Both...

Report: Michigan kids have higher cancer, asthma rates than national average

Children in Michigan are facing higher rates of asthma and pediatric cancer than the national average, according to a new report from the Children’s...

Bills you may have missed: Universal background checks, pet scams and...

December is set to be a busy month in the Michigan Legislature, with a flurry of new bills being introduced and long-idle state budget...

Supreme Court case could affect Michigan hazardous waste cleanups

What does a clash over an old Montana copper smelter have to do with environmental protection in Michigan? A lot, potentially. The U.S. Supreme Court on...

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