EPA

Watchdog agency: 21 Michigan Superfund sites threatened by climate change

BY: - November 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — Twenty-one of the most contaminated sites in Michigan are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new report from a government watchdog agency.   The Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent agency that works for the U.S. Congress, assessed how impacts of climate change — including flooding, storm surge, wildfires and […]

Nessel joins group of AGs against ‘unlawful’ Trump EPA regulatory changes

BY: - October 25, 2019

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 22 other state attorneys general in opposing a proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which the AGs say would unlawfully hinder states’ abilities to protect water quality. In the comment letter filed this week, the attorneys general cite “grave concerns” that the President Trump administration […]

EPA chief touts Great Lakes plan in Detroit months after Trump’s proposed cuts

BY: - October 22, 2019

During a Tuesday news conference in Detroit’s Belle Isle Park, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler outlined a revised Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action (GLRI) plan, a five-year effort to protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world. “The [President] Trump administration is taking action to improve water […]

energy

Peters, Stabenow support scrapping Trump power plant rule, but vote fails

BY: - October 17, 2019

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected Democrats’ attempt to overturn a controversial Trump administration power plant regulation.  Democrats forced a Senate floor vote on a resolution to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s power plant rule, which was seen as a weaker replacement for a former President Obama-era regulation to clamp down […]

Dingell, Tlaib back workers’ rights at Trump’s EPA 

BY: - October 12, 2019

A trio of U.S. House members met Friday in Dearborn with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workers affected by the recent closure of the Large Lakes Research Station office on Grosse Ile. U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and union members also discussed the President Trump administration’s efforts to weaken […]

New EPA Lead and Copper Rule draws fire from Kildee, enviros

BY: - October 11, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week unveiled new proposed rules for the national Lead and Copper Rule, aimed at reducing lead exposure in drinking water. In a statement, the agency said that the “proposed rule will identify the most at-risk communities and ensure systems have plans in place to rapidly respond by taking […]

Michigan Dems knock Trump for blocking states from setting tougher climate change rules for cars

BY: - September 18, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared Wednesday that he’s revoking California’s ability to set tougher greenhouse gas standards for automobiles, a move his critics say will harm industry and hinder nationwide efforts to combat climate change.  “The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to produce far less expensive cars for the […]