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EPA Turns to Mandatory Victim's Restitution Act to Recover Costs

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EPA uses victim restitution statute to recover its costs for responding to massive asbestos release. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Clean Air, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Regulation, Hazardous Materials

Great Lakes Compact Worked as Designed in Diversion Approval

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Great Lakes water diversion to Wisconsin city outside the Great Lakes Basin supported by science and the Great Lakes Compact. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Clean Water, Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes

Ballast Water Bill at Risk of Becoming Law Without Debate

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Federal legislators try to insert weaker ballast discharge regulations into defense budget, which may pave the way for more invasive species in the Great Lakes. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Clean Water, Environmental Legislation, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Regulation, Great Lakes, Invasive Species

New Michigan Policies Make Energy Efficiency a Priority

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New Michigan legislation makes it easier and more affordable for local governments to initiate energy efficiency programs at public facilities and operations. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Energy, Public Policy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

EPA Issues New Regulations Governing Air Emissions Generated by Oil, Gas Activities

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EPA’s new rules will govern methane emissions from new oil and gas industry operation sources, with regulations for existing sources on the horizon. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Clean Air, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Regulation, Greenhouse Gases, Natural Gas, Oil & Gas, Public Policy

New Michigan Underground Storage Tank Fund Helps Owners Comply With Release Requirements

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Underground storage tank owners and operators can apply for funds to help pay cleanup costs for release of materials into environment. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Regulation, Evironmental Liability, Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

Incentives can cut Energy use During Peak Periods

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United States Supreme Court upholds rule allowing energy users to be paid for not using energy during peak times. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Energy, Public Policy

Report Measures Impact of Renewable Portfolio Standard

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Michigan's Legislators should consider the increasingly positive business case for supporting the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard before acting to roll it back or eliminate it outright. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Clean Air, Clean Water, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental Legislation, Greenhouse Gases, Public Policy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

FAST Act Could Provide About $1 Billion a Year to Michigan

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President Obama signs legislation to fund significant infrastructure investments, which translates to big benefits for Michigan roads. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Infrastructure, Transportation
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