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Sanders appeals to indigenous, environmental activists at Grand Rapids rally

At his Grand Rapids rally on a sunny Sunday afternoon, U.S Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was able to draw an audience of more than...

Rick Haglund: GM jolts business model with electric vehicles bet

Despite decades of decline, General Motors Co. still delivers a spark to Michigan’s economy. A new study by the Ann Arbor-based Center for Automotive Research...

Flint was at the center of the 2016 Dem primary. Some...

Flint, a city once known throughout the world for its booming automotive industry, is now known for a huge man-made disaster that poisoned thousands...

New: Sanders voted against Flint water crisis funding in 2016

During a critical junction in the Flint water crisis four years ago, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a top Democratic presidential contender, voted against...

House panel debates drinking water filters for schools, daycares

Updated, 12:57 p.m., 3/4/20 A bipartisan “filter first” bill package to ensure safe drinking water for children in schools and child care centers had a...

As Michigan preps for coronavirus, groups demand end to Detroit water...

Citing heightened concerns over public health risks, a coalition of Michigan-based social justice organizations released a letter Friday calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to...

Bills you may have missed: Tree frog as state amphibian, cell...

A new bill introduced by state Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland) proposes to name the gray tree frog as Michigan’s official state amphibian. This comes after...

Michigan depts. release plan to cut Lake Erie phosphorus

This week, Michigan’s three environmental departments released the state’s targeted plan to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie by 40% over the next five years. Michigan’s...

Trump EPA chief to Congress: Cut my funding

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler wants Congress to deeply cut funding for his own agency in...

Michigan’s first PFAS rules for drinking water move forward

A state environmental rulemaking panel voted Thursday afternoon to approve draft rules for setting limits on toxic contaminants known as PFAS in Michigan’s drinking...

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