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Toxic Forever Chemicals Found in Michigan Beef

Toxic Forever Chemicals Found in Michigan Beef

Toxic forever chemicals have been found in beef grown on a Michigan farm.  An ongoing state investigation into the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in biosolids that end up fertilizing animal feed revealed that beef from Grostic Cattle Co. in Brighton, Michigan was contaminated with 1.9 parts per billion of the PFAS known […]

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    Canadian Oil Company Hires Engineer for Controversial Pipeline in Michigan

    Canadian Oil Company Hires Engineer for Controversial Pipeline in Michigan

    The Canadian company Enbridge is moving forward with plans to build a $500 million oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, which runs between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas. The oil transportation company said it would go ahead with plans despite an ongoing lawsuit with Michigan, according to Kallanish Energy. Enbridge Inc. has hired two […]

    Supreme Court Decision Means Flint Residents Can Sue Over Water Crisis

    Supreme Court Decision Means Flint Residents Can Sue Over Water Crisis

    The Supreme Court made a decision Tuesday that means Flint residents can sue state and local officials over the water crisis that leached lead into their water and resulted in at least 12 deaths. City officials and state regulators argued that they had “qualified immunity” from being sued, but lower courts rejected this argument. By […]

    Air Force Refuses to Clean PFAS Contamination at Former Michigan Base

    Air Force Refuses to Clean PFAS Contamination at Former Michigan Base

    The U.S. Air Force is refusing to comply with the state of Michigan’s request to expand cleanup of PFAS contamination near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, MLive reported. PFAS, or poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of controversial chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS and GenX. The substances can be found in […]

    Warning: A ‘Shrinking Window’ of Usable Groundwater

    Warning: A ‘Shrinking Window’ of Usable Groundwater

    By Tara Lohan We’re living beyond our means when it comes to groundwater. That’s probably not news to everyone, but new research suggests that, deep underground in a number of key aquifers in some parts of the U.S., we may have much less water than previously thought. “We found that the average depth of water […]

    9 Renewable Energy Highlights of 2018

    9 Renewable Energy Highlights of 2018

    By Jeff Deyette Despite the Trump administration’s ongoing attempts to prop up coal and undermine renewables—at FERC, EPA and through tariffs and the budget process—2018 should instead be remembered for the surge in momentum toward a clean energy economy. Here are nine storylines that caught my attention this past year and help illustrate the unstoppable […]

    Michigan Gov. Signs Bill to Keep Line 5 Pipeline Flowing

    Michigan Gov. Signs Bill to Keep Line 5 Pipeline Flowing

    Michigan’s outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation on Wednesday that creates a new government authority to oversee a proposed oil tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac to effectively allow Canadian oil to keep flowing through the Great Lakes. The controversial tunnel will encase a replacement segment for Enbridge Energy’s aging Line 5 pipelines that run […]

    The Best and Worst Midterm Results for the Environment

    The Best and Worst Midterm Results for the Environment

    Results from the U.S. midterm election are mostly in, and, when it comes to what they mean for the environment, they’re a real mixed bag. On the plus side, the Democrats took the House of Representatives, which, as BBC News pointed out, means that President Donald Trump can’t pass any more major legislation without their […]