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U.S. House passes climate bill in a rebuke to Trump

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday approved legislation that would force the administration to remain in the Paris climate accord, despite President Trump’s...
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TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say

U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) say there are not enough federal officials within the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)...

Kildee reintroduces plan for PFAS limit in drinking water

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) has reintroduced a bill to prompt a federal deadline for setting a limit on the amount of toxic chemicals...

Stevens: ‘Record’ amount of plastics, rising recycling costs, pose challenges

U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Rochester) held what she said was the first U.S. House Science Committee hearing about recycling in a decade. The freshman lawmaker...

Illinois gov. OKs Asian carp barrier launch, but urges cost drop

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has consented to the early phases of a barrier project meant to keep invasive Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan,...

AG fires former lead investigator in Flint water criminal probe

The former prosecutor who led the Flint water criminal probe against 15 current and former state or local officials is no longer part of...

Oscoda residents vent to Air Force brass about PFAS worries

Beneath the natural beauty of Clark’s Marsh in Oscoda lurks some of the highest concentrations of toxic chemicals from firefighting foam in the state. The...

EPA issues weaker cleanup rules for toxic PFAS chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued weaker draft standards for toxic cleanup at hazardous waste sites following pressure from the Department of...

Nessel joins fight against Trump’s coal plant, water, for-profit college rules

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined three multi-state efforts opposing the President Donald Trump administration rules on harmful air pollution, wetland regulation and “loopholes...

Anne Woiwode: Whitmer must shut down Line 5

On Earth Day, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s visionary new Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) was born, bringing together the ambitious goals of...

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