Environment

Snyder makes good on promise to sign Great Lakes pipeline legislation

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday vowed he would sign legislation that will keep Enbridge's petroleum operation under the Straits of Mackinac up and running....

Snyder says he’ll sign Line 5 bill, but stays mum on...

Gov. Rick Snyder said today that he plans to sign Enbridge Line 5 legislation, but will not necessarily go along with all GOP-sponsored Lame...

Legislature again tries to bar Michigan regulations from exceeding federal standards

A bill prohibiting state regulations from being more stringent than those in federal law is now on the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder, who...

Updated: Enbridge tunnel bill awaits Gov. Snyder’s signature

Updated: 2:08 p.m. Both houses of the Legislature today wasted no time acting on legislation that could ensure that oil and natural gas continue running...

Former El-Sayed policy director behind ‘Green New Deal’

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, who served as Abdul El-Sayed's policy director for his 2018 gubernatorial campaign, has moved on to the national stage.

Enbridge pipeline plan flows to Michigan House

With almost no debate, the state Senate approved legislation that would create a three-person panel to finalize a deal between Gov. Rick Snyder and a major Canadian energy company to keep oil flowing through the Great Lakes.

Michigan Senate votes to deregulate small wetlands

The Michigan Senate voted Tuesday on legislation to deregulate small wetlands currently protected by the state.

Koch think tank leads legal push with big implications for Great...

A conservative think tank founded and led by one of the Koch brothers is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a case that could determine whether people have the right to walk along Great Lakes shorelines.

New bill could trash part of Milliken’s environmental legacy

The “bottle bill” was a key part of GOP former Gov. William Milliken’s environmental legacy.

Fish out of water: ‘Soapy’ Williams was an environmentalist before it...

G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams, the lanky, bow-tied, Michigan governor of the late 1940s and 1950s, is generally remembered as a progressive who supported civil rights and fought for the “little guy.”

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