Air Force

Air Force begins sampling groundwater wells at Oscoda PFAS site

BY: - July 21, 2021

Oscoda residents had a chance to ask questions and hear updates from state officials Tuesday on how the U.S. Air Force’s cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is coming along at the decommissioned Wurtsmith Air Force Base. The base was found to have significant PFAS groundwater contamination more than a decade ago. The U.S. […]

Whitmer invokes federal law to hold military site cleanups to highest PFAS standards

BY: - April 1, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday that she is invoking a federal law to ensure the U.S. Air Force uses the strictest PFAS standards possible while cleaning up a contaminated air force base in northern Michigan, as well as all other contamination sites in the state caused by military activities. The Air Force began releasing its […]

Peters calls on Defense Department to investigate Pence travel

BY: - September 13, 2019

This week, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) called upon the U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General to investigate the U.S. Air Force spending taxpayer money on traveling to President Trump’s hotels and resorts. As ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Peters is asking for an independent investigation to find […]