Four contaminated properties in Detroit received brownfield funding from the state for cleanup
Core City organizes opposition to concrete crushing plant
Detroiters in Core City don’t want a concrete crushing plant as their neighbor.
Democratic control of Michigan puts climate change action on 2023 agenda
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has made climate action a priority for the coming legislative session. From renewable energy standards to EV regulations, here are several items that could be on the table.
Morouns using riverfront concrete operation to force land transfer
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.
State finalizes enforcement plan for Stellantis over air quality violations
The company must install pollution controls by June 2023 and has dropped one of its environmental projects.
Expensive fixes backup Detroit’s flood prevention program
About half of the homeowners enrolled in the first phase of the Basement Backup Protection Program have flood controls, Detroit wants more federal dollars to move it along.
Detroiters oppose plans for concrete crushing facility in Core City
Company seeks permit to crush and store concrete in Core City, neighbors raise environmental justice, pollution concerns.
Michigan policy change means more children can get help for lead poisoning
Changes to how the state identifies children with elevated blood lead levels have made more families eligible for assistance to prevent further lead exposure. Advocates say testing and education will need to improve if the state is to eradicate the problem.
Stellantis gets a new violation as automaker seeks an emissions increase
The east side auto manufacturing facility received its seventh violation since 2021.
US Ecology violation fuels air and groundwater concerns for neighbors
Hazardous waste facility argues latest odor violation wasn’t warranted, but advocates are concerned about homes and groundwater.