Environment

Whitmer blasts Enbridge for nixing agreement to pay for oil spills

Updated, 4:41 p.m. and 6:25 p.m., 7/22/20 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Wednesday that it has sent another letter to Canadian oil...

Dingell pans Dem-led committee for axing PFAS cleanup from defense bill

WASHINGTON — An effort to crack down on toxic chemicals has been thwarted again — this time by Democrats. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell — a...

DNR asks Enbridge to pledge full financial responsibility for Line 5

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants to ensure that Canada-based multinational oil company Enbridge will pay up in the event of a...

Tests show west leg of Line 5 pipeline isn’t damaged

Updated with comment from Oil & Water Don't Mix, 3:49 p.m., 7/9/20 A court-ordered investigation on one of the dual Line 5 oil pipeline’s underwater...

Is your water shut off? You can get it reconnected through...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took action Wednesday to extend water reconnections for Michiganders at least through the end of the year, while simultaneously urging lawmakers...

Anti-Line 5 activists buoyed by national pipeline victories

Indigenous activists and environmentalists scored two major victories over pipeline companies this week in quick succession. On Sunday, two major energy companies in Virginia and...

Nessel, AGs push back on Trump environmental cutbacks

Along with the attorneys general of 13 other states and the District of Columbia, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a coalition urging...

Column: Shut down Line 5 — it’s too risky

Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline is too risky to keep operating and now the state of Wisconsin can permanently shut it down. (Part of...

House Dems pass massive infrastructure bill, GOP calls it ‘nonsense’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure...

Judge opens part of Line 5, orders investigation

One underwater segment of the controversial Line 5 pipeline will remain shut down Wednesday as another is allowed to restart, on orders from a...

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