Older, abandoned factories are often located near what businesses seek today: highways, rail, full utilities and access to workers. Investing in tainted sites carries financial risk and higher costs, but there are also rewards.
Michigan’s largest electricity provider will get off coal by 2032, three years earlier than previously planned.
Advocates say Flint has blown through a court-ordered May 1 deadline to figure out which residents are still dealing with potholed yards and sidewalks, after work crews excavated lead service lines and left a mess behind.
Thanks to the Clean Water Act, the Rouge is no longer a dumping ground for industrial waste. But its gains are fragile and incomplete, with contaminants still soiling the river bottom and the fish that returned to its waters.
As evidence mounts about the health risks from the so-called ‘forever chemicals’, state regulators are considering whether PFAS ‘do not fish’ advisories are strong enough to protect Michiganders. If the answer is no, more rivers may be flagged for contaminated fish.
As news spread Thursday that the former president had been indicted on charges related to payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, Michigan Republican officials cried foul while Democrats urged restraint.
The new standards, which could take effect this year, would be stricter than Michigan’s existing standards. EPA officials acknowledged it’s unsafe to drink virtually any of two PFAS compounds, but set proposed limits at the lowest amount technology can detect.
MSU students described their return to class Monday as anything but normal, yet many called it a necessary step in the long road back to normalcy.
Donations are pouring into verified fundraisers set up to help victims and their families.
Marco Díaz-Muñoz, a language and humanities professor, described the terrifying moments when a masked figure entered the classroom and wordlessly began shooting, killing two students and injuring others.