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Controlled burns preserve prairie habitat, less than 0.1% of the state’s rare tallgrass remains.
Community groups say it’s too soon and that the decision could have harmful effects to Detroit and the region.
So far, the wildfire smoke hovering over Michigan has not impacted regional air quality. But climate experts say it should serve as a sobering reminder that the Great Lakes State is not immune to worsening natural disasters caused by climate change.
A deepening debate in the nation on systemic racial inequities has inspired Michigan activists to seize this societal moment to achieve reforms for communities of color that too often bare the burden of pollution in their communities.