Environment

Tlaib questions state’s word on Detroit air quality worries

Updated at 7:15 p.m. with comments from Marathon. U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) is questioning assurances from state environmental regulators that a “rotten-egg” smell in...

GOP Senate still undecided on scrapping gov. environmental order

Republicans remain displeased over a new environmental order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but it’s unclear if the GOP-led Legislature will ultimately throttle the measure. There’s...

PFAS brings top Air Force official to Michigan

In the latest sign that dangerous PFAS chemicals continue to plague sites around the state, a top U.S. Air Force official plans to visit...

AG pulls Michigan from ExxonMobil suit

Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday continued her quest to remove the state from federal lawsuits her GOP predecessor had joined. Nessel announced she...
Rep. Dan Kildee and House Democrats

Kildee embraces role as dean of Michigan House Dem delegation

Updated, 2:10 p.m. U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) hasn’t just ascended to leadership on Capitol Hill as chief deputy whip for the new majority Democratic...

House votes to kill environmental order, Whitmer vows to defend it

Early assurances of bipartisanship in Michigan’s new era of divided government may be coming to a halt. On Wednesday, legislative Republicans sought to undo...

Whitmer gets kudos from key Republican on environmental shakeup

There's been some Republican grumbling about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's move on Monday to restructure the beleaguered Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), but a key...

Citing climate change, Gov. asks agency to review extreme weather plans

After an energy shortage during record-breaking cold weather in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked a state commission to investigate state preparations for extreme...

Whitmer joins 19 governors fighting climate change, shakes up environmental oversight

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used her executive powers on Monday to send a strong message about solving Michigan’s ongoing environmental crises and fighting climate change....

‘Rotten egg’ smell traced to Detroit Marathon refinery

A pungent rotten-egg smell originated from the Marathon Petroleum refinery in southwest Detroit, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) discovered this weekend. The DEQ caught...

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