Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Michigan wildlife pathologist honored for wild turkey restoration efforts

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Michigan chapter has awarded its Outstanding Conservationist of the Year award to Tom Cooley, a 40-year employee of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division.
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Two congressmen question EPA’s Volkswagen settlement

U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Tim Murphy (R-PA), the respective chairs of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, recently wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about the agency’s settlement with Volkswagen.
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Michigan submits public comment on proposed permit for crude oil transportation under St. Clair River

The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes recently submitted a public comment letter to the Department of State regarding a proposed Presidential Permit that would allow the use of six pipelines that run under the St. Clair River to transport crude oil.
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Michigan DNR announces $1.25 million in funding for Aquatic Habitat Grant Program

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently revealed the latest round of projects to gain approval for the Aquatic Habitat Grant Program, which will receive a total of $1.25 million.
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Michigan DEQ proposes rule to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from Southwest Detroit

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently issued a rule that would require further sulfur dioxide emissions reductions from companies in Southwest Detroit following public comments requesting more stringent regulations on the emissions.
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Michigan launches invasive species website

Michigan recently launched the Michigan Invasive Species website to serve as a resource for residents looking to identify or manage plants, insects and animals considered invasive in the state.
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Michigan DEQ proposes strengthening cleanup standards for 1,4-Dioxane

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) proposed significantly strengthening the drinking water cleanup standard for 1,4-Dioxane from 85 parts per billion (ppb) to 7.2ppb, which would impact Ann Arbor and the Pall-Gelman Contaminant plume cleanup effort.
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Michigan awards $3.6 million for invasive species management projects

Nineteen projects in Michigan received a total of $3.6 million recently through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, a cooperative effort of the Departments of Natural Resources (DNR), Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD).
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Michigan expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine to Upper Peninsula Baraga, Dickinson, Marquette and Menominee counties

Michigan expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine to Upper Peninsula Baraga, Dickinson, Marquette and Menominee counties
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Great Lakes Commission accepting grant applications for phosphorus runoff reduction projects

The Great Lakes Commission is now accepting proposals for the 2016 Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program (GLSNRP), which will provide grants for small scale and watershed scale projects designed to reduce phosphorus runoff in the Great Lakes.
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Michigan DEQ accepting grants for $233,300 in clean diesel funding

The Michigan Department of Environmental (DEQ) quality recently announced that it is accepting applications for a total of $233,300 in grant funding, available through the Michigan Clean Diesel Program, for projects that will reduce diesel emissions.
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Michigan DEQ accepting applications for State Revolving Fund low-interest loan for water infrastructure projects

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is now accepting applications for this year’s State Revolving Fund (SRF) and Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) loans, available for communities throughout the state looking to update their infrastructure.
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Water resource teams deliver water, filters, testing kits to 11,000 Flint homes

Water response teams mobilized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have now completed 11,144 home visits in Flint, during which they have distributed bottled water, filters and replacement cartridges and water testing kits.
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Michigan DEQ accepting public comments on Waukesha, Wisconsin request for Great Lakes basin water diversion

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now accepting public comments on an application from Waukesha, Wisconsin, which is requesting to divert water from the Great Lakes basin.
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Michigan DEQ offering small grants for local waterway cleanup projects

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently made $25,000 available for small grants to fund local cleanup efforts for Michigan waterways under the state’s Volunteer River, Stream and Creek Cleanup Program.
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Michigan DEQ makes $450,000 available for communities to provide residents with recycling carts

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently announced that it is accepting applications for $450,000 worth of funding to expand community recycling programs by providing recycling carts for residents.
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Michigan DNR announces Land and Water Conservation Fund recommended projects

Twelve city parks throughout Michigan and one facility managed by the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) were recently endorsed to receive a total of $1.24 million in federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants, which will be administered by the DNR.
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Michigan DEQ funds Southwest Detroit Environment Vision Project to replace four old trucks with clean diesel versions

Using a federal grand administered by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV), recently completed a project to replace four old trucks belonging to local businesses with clean diesel trucks.
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Michigan DEQ awards Hazel Park $2 million Brownfields redevelopment loan

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will provide a $2-million loan to the City of Hazel Park to fund environmental response activities and a vapor mitigation system at a former landfill.
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Rock snot and New Zealand mud snails found in Michigan rivers

Michigan Department of Natural Resources is working to contain spread of invasive species.
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