Environment

DEQ issues Line 5 permit over governor, AG opposition

Despite opposition to the project from Michigan’s new Democratic governor and attorney general, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a permit to...

Nessel withdraws from EPA pollution lawsuits

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is withdrawing from legal battles against President Barack Obama-era rules meant to fight pollution. Nessel's office on Friday filed to...

Flint water adviser draws on personal health trauma in helping city...

This is 1990. She's a 19-year-old college freshman with a healthy lifestyle. Then, suddenly, she's in a hospital bed. Liver and kidney failure are...

Whitmer will comply with federal Flint water crisis probe

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will continue to work with the federal oversight panel investigating Michigan’s Flint water crisis, according to MLive-The Flint Journal. The new Democratic...

Bills on PFAS, pension tax, election changes hit Senate

The Michigan Senate on this week targeted reform of the state’s “no-fault” auto insurance law as its top priority for the new legislative session. Senators...

AG taps Hammoud to oversee Flint water prosecutions

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday that newly appointed Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud will take over the state’s ongoing Flint water crisis criminal prosecutions. Nessel...

Bipartisan PFAS legislation introduced in Congress

Members of Michigan's congressional delegation are taking action on contaminating chemicals that have become widespread around Michigan. Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Debbie...

Michigan Sugar Co. fined $562K for air, water violations

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has reached a settlement in Ingham County Circuit Court with a company operating a Bay City sugar...

ICYMI: Interviews with Whitmer, Gilchrist, Nessel and Calley

Within our first month of starting up, the Michigan Advance has brought you in-depth interviews with four of the top leaders in Michigan: Gov....

Nessel asks Wayne Co. prosecutor to take over Flint water case

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Friday plans to replace the current prosecutor in charge of ongoing criminal lawsuits filed against high level state officials...

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