Environment

‘People of color want freedom … from infection, freedom from death’

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately harmed communities of color, laying bare the systemic racial disparities across the United States, experts told Congress...

Will there be a new federal agency to revive the Great...

WASHINGTON — The Great Lakes region took a beating last decade with the collapse of its manufacturing sector.  The region’s economy has been in recovery...

Michigan, 22 other states sue Trump admin. over fuel economy standards

Attorneys general of 23 states filed a lawsuit today challenging the President Trump administration’s rollback of fuel economy standards. The lawsuit, filed in a...

Gaps identified in Line 5 protective coating, Enbridge says pipeline remains...

Canadian oil company Enbridge is once again defending the integrity of its controversial Line 5 pipeline, which lies beneath the environmentally sensitive Straits of...

Gov. directs state environmental dept. to probe Midland dam failures, review...

A week out from the rainy Tuesday night in mid-Michigan that saw the collapse of at least two dams, widespread flooding and evacuations, Gov....

AG argues in court to shut down Line 5, oil company...

The most prominent Michigan lawsuit filed against controversial Canadian oil company Enbridge is moving along once again. Oral arguments were heard Friday morning in the...

After Midland, enviros urge funding for climate change preparedness, infrastructure

After heavy rain prompted the collapse of Midland’s Edenville dam on Tuesday, which has since caused at least two more dams on the Tittabawassee...

Gov. allows gatherings of 10 or less, asks Trump for federal...

With a recent flood in Mid-Michigan compounded upon a global pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spoke at a media conference on Thursday about moving forward...

Updated: Lawsuit over Line 5 permits dismissed

Updated, 2:07 p.m., 5:21 p.m., 5/18/20 A key lawsuit relating to Line 5, the controversial Canadian oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac, has been...

Tlaib, Levin don’t want immunity for fossil fuel industry during COVID-19*

A group of U.S. House members, including two Michigan legislators, have urged top House brass to not limit accountability of the fossil fuel industry...

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