Clean Update

Enbridge Hires Tunnel Contractors, Eyes Fall ’21 To Start Construction

LANSING - Enbridge has hired the contractors it needs to build the underground Straits of Mackinac tunnel, and will soon be submitting its formal permit requests to the appropriate state and federal authorities. Those were among the updates provided at the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) meeting Friday in St. Ignace. Also Friday, a company

By |2020-03-16T08:39:48-04:00March 15th, 2020|Clean Update|

UM Ecologist Gets $2 Million Grant To Study Aquatic Systems

ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan disease ecologist Meghan Duffy is one of 15 scientists awarded five-year grants from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today to study symbiosis in aquatic systems. Duffy, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will receive $2,025,000 of unrestricted support over the next five years to pursue “innovative,

By |2020-03-15T11:34:53-04:00March 15th, 2020|Clean Update|

State Unveils New Plan For Lake Erie Water Quality Improvement

LANSING—Michigan state government has released a draft Adaptive Management Plan that will inform decisions and guide projects outlined in the Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie, a targeted approach for improving water quality and reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the lake by 40 percent by 2025. Decreasing phosphorus inputs is intended to help reduce

By |2020-03-01T11:20:05-05:00March 1st, 2020|Clean Update, ESD, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michiganders Accept Climate Change But Say Others More Likely To Suffer

ANN ARBOR - Most Michigan residents say climate change is happening and it will harm people in the United States — just not them personally, according to new polling data. It’s a “stunning” gap, said Jennifer Marlon, a lead researcher on the project, by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. The Yale research group annually estimates

By |2020-02-27T15:20:47-05:00February 27th, 2020|Clean Update|

21 Michiganders Selected For First Environmental Justice Advisory Council

DETROIT - Twenty-one Michiganders have been selected to the state’s first Michigan Advisory Council for Environmental Justice under the direction of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced. “Since taking office, I’ve been deliberate and focused on protecting our Great Lakes, cleaning up our drinking water, and combating the

By |2020-02-16T13:40:30-05:00February 16th, 2020|Clean Update|

What Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Plans Mean For Michigan Environment

ANN ARBOR - Democrats competing in Michigan’s March 10 presidential primary are touting environmental plans to fight climate change, clean up drinking water and replace aging infrastructure that could have major effects on Michigan and the Great Lakes. Many candidates are describing their proposals as a Green New Deal, referencing the massive 1930s initiative by

By |2020-02-13T16:19:19-05:00February 13th, 2020|Clean Update, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Enbridge Wins Another Round Over Dana Nessel In Michigan Line 5 Tunnel Fight

LANSING — Enbridge Energy Inc. can proceed as planned with construction of an underwater tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac to house a replacement for the dual Line 5 oil pipelines after the Michigan Court of Appeals this week declined to suspend a prior ruling. A three-judge panel on Tuesday denied Attorney General Dana Nessel’s

By |2020-01-21T19:58:53-05:00January 21st, 2020|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

How To Weigh In On Michigan’s Proposed Limits On PFAS In Drinking Water

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy this week is beginning to accept public comment on proposed new limits for PFAS in drinking water. Through month’s end, the state is soliciting input on the proposed rules, including three community meetings, before likely rolling them out in late spring. Michigan’s rules would set maximum

By |2020-01-08T19:52:45-05:00January 8th, 2020|Clean Update|

State Of Michigan Offers Grants Up To $70,000 For EV Fast Chargers

LANSING - Public or private organizations can apply for up to $70,000 each toward the cost of installing direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles under a request for proposals announced by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. The rebates are aimed at encouraging the buildout of an EV fast charging network

By |2020-01-05T15:37:19-05:00January 1st, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update, Featured|

Shiloh Industries To Power Technical Center, Two Stamping Plants With 100 Percent Renewable Energy

PLYMOUTH - Shiloh Industries has joined DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program, committing to power three facilities with 100 percent Michigan-made clean energy. The move will offset the equivalent of nearly 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Through DTE’s MIGreenPower, Shiloh will provide clean energy for its Plymouth Technical Center and stamping plants in Roseville and

By |2020-01-01T12:53:53-05:00January 1st, 2020|Clean Update, Featured|