Advocates say big utilities wield their influence in Lansing to maintain control over renewable energy.
Some residents hope the program would cut down on blight and illegal dumping; others voice skepticism.
Advocates in Detroit believe resistance to changing the state’s permitting process is likely to repeat itself in Detroit, where residents have concerns about the health impacts from the Stellantis expansion.
“Climate gentrification” in cities like New Orleans and Miami has seen wealthier and whiter residents displace low-income residents and people of color in less flood-prone areas. But in Jefferson Chalmers, climate gentrification could mean that those with the resources to manage the risks and expense of living in a floodplain may replace those without them.
Meanwhile, ‘heat domes’ raise Michigan temps and drive powerful storms. Here’s how.
The vote closes the book on a 2015 deal that gave the city five acres of Moroun-owned land and $3 million for Riverside Park.
If passed, the land transfer would be the last piece of a 2015 deal in which the Morouns gave the city 5 acres and $3 million for Riverside Park in exchange for the land needed for the second bridge span.
Southwest Detroit residents convened last week at Donovan’s Pub seeking answers about recent activity at a property belonging to the Moroun-owned real estate company Crown Enterprises at Toledo and 25th Street.
Residents oppose permit sought by Moroun-owned Hercules Concrete to store materials on the Detroit riverfront, arguing it will increase in pollution and truck traffic.
The city’s plan aims to bring greenspace within a 10-minute walk for more Detroiters over the next decade.