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New Administration Moves Quickly on Environmental Front

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Moving on all fronts, Trump administration has several ways to affect environmental regulations and policy. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Clean Air, Clean Water, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental Legislation, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Regulation, Public Policy

Michigan Lawmakers Ease Access to Underground Storage Tank Clean-up Funds

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Michigan just made it easier for owners and operators of underground storage tanks to demonstrate financial assurance and obtain cash for closing leaking tanks. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Environmental Legislation, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Regulation, Oil & Gas, Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

Reading the Tea Leaves on Medical Marijuana Solid Waste Regulation in Michigan

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Michigan’s new regulatory regime for medicinal cannabis may require strict control and disposition of cannabis wastes. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Cannabis, Environmental Legislation, Environmental Regulation, Medical Marijuana, Solid Waste

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

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

Supreme Court May Need to Wade Into 'Water of the United States' Rule

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Federal appellate court blocks EPA’s rule defining “Waters of the United States” for the purposes of the Clean Water Act. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Environmental Legislation, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Regulation

Factual Support Lacking in Michigan Legislature's Effort to Change Net Metering Law

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Changes in Michigan net metering laws should be based on actual data, not conjecture. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Energy, Environmental Legislation, Public Policy, Renewable Energy

MPSC Must Review Natural Gas Pipeline Licensing Approval to Consider Environmental Impact

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Court requires MSPC to reconsider its decision permitting a gas pipeline and to comply with the Michigan Environmental Protection Act. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Energy, Environmental Legislation, Environmental Regulation, Michigan Environmental Protection Act

We Owe Vets More Than Thanks; We Owe Them Healthcare Treatment They Deserve

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Veterans are often exposed to hazardous materials during their service; here’s what is being done to help them. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Environmental Legislation, Hazardous Materials

Buyer's remorse kicks in as communities across U.S. attempt to hold back fracking

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Local communities are responding to fracking by attempting to restrict the practice through the passage of ordinances, with inconsistent results. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Clean Water, Environmental Legislation, Environmental Regulation, Fracking
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