Environment

Superfund, copyright cases to go before SCOTUS this week

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court this week is slated to take up a case over states’ roles in demanding cleanup of hazardous waste...

Dingell holds electric vehicle roundtable with labor, autos and enviros in...

Updated, 1:07 p.m., 11/26/19 U.S. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) met in Detroit on Monday with industry, labor and environmental leaders to explore how to work together...

Wisconsin governor signs pipeline protest bill over critics’ objections

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers last week signed a widely supported, yet also controversial, bill escalating penalties for trespassing on pipelines and other energy and...

Dingell, Democrats roll out ambitious climate bill

WASHINGTON — Democrats introduced ambitious U.S. House legislation this week that would commit the United States to achieve a 100% clean energy economy by...

Facing ‘grassroots demand’ back home, Michigan lawmakers wage war on PFAS

WASHINGTON — Michigan lawmakers are fueling a bipartisan congressional campaign to crack down on a widespread class of chemicals linked to cancer and other...

Enviros give DTE Energy failing grade on clean energy

If electric utilities received report cards for their investment plans like students do for class assignments, DTE Energy’s 15-year investment plan would get failing...

Watchdog agency: 21 Michigan Superfund sites threatened by climate change

WASHINGTON — Twenty-one of the most contaminated sites in Michigan are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new report from...

Dingell pledges climate action, but faces a big hurdle: the Senate

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) will soon roll out ambitious legislation to require the United States to achieve a 100% clean energy...

Whitmer unlikely to take Legislature’s deer bait

Updated, 1:44 p.m. 11/14/19 with comments from Gov. Whitmer As a nod to hunters before firearm deer season kicks off Friday, the Michigan Senate on...

3 AGs back Nessel in Line 5 suit

Three state attorneys general are backing Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s arguments to decommission the Line 5 oil pipeline. A judge ruled in October in...

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