Environment

Lawmakers plug electric vehicle plan

A bipartisan package of bills in the state House and Senate would create a network of electric car charging ports and support the electric...

As Legislature rests, Whitmer and teachers press for budget certainty

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is using a legislative lull to tear into Republican lawmakers for passing budget proposals that she says are “phony solutions.”  Speaking with...

Dingell, Upton push for national fuel economy standard

Two members of Michigan’s congressional delegation are part of a coalition urging regulators to adopt a national fuel economy standard.  U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn)...

Whitmer signs $29M in additional spending for Census, clergy probe

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill Monday authorizing almost $30 million in supplemental spending for Michigan this current fiscal year. Senate Bill 150, sponsored by...

Whitmer wants 58% federal funding hike for Great Lakes

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday sent a letter to federal lawmakers urging them to increase an annual fund for combating Great Lakes environmental problems...

Gov. signs measure aimed at reducing Lake Erie phosphorus

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Thursday that outlines how Michigan agencies will work to meet their goal of reducing phosphorus levels in...

Climate change study: Detroit heat wave deaths could outpace some southern...

Updated, 4:39 p.m. Detroit is on track to suffer more extreme heat-related deaths than some southern cities such as Houston, Atlanta and Phoenix due to...

Column: Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities —...

The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water. Cities that experience long-term, persistent...

U.S. Senate panel OKs deadline for setting toxic chemical drinking water...

A U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday approved a measure that would compel the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set an expedited drinking water limit...

Clark takes on PFAS, Line 5 as new environmental dept. director

One of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s first executive orders was to change the name of the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment,...

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