Monday, September 25, 2017
Michigan finds elevated lead levels in Flint elementary school, some homes

Testing by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) found high levels of lead in nine faucets at the Freeman Elementary School in Flint, Michigan.
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Michigan hosts Governor’s 2015 Forest Products Summit

The meeting builds on efforts started in 2013 to grow the state's wood-using industries.
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Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board holds first meeting

During its first meeting, the board discussed organizational matters and reviewed its responsibilities.
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MTU and Daimler to partner on diesel engine development

MTU, a Rolls-Royce subsidiary, and Daimler have agreed to continue working together on developing and building high-speed diesel engines for commercial, industrial and agricultural uses, according to a Tuesday announcement.
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Michigan DEQ seeks comments on proposed changes to Air Pollution Control Rules

The revisions focus on transparency, public engagement and toxic air contaminant analysis.
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Michigan DEQ Director admits mistake in Flint drinking water safety

Director Dan Wyant said the protocol followed was not appropriate for the city's population.
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Michigan announces action plan for lead levels in Flint's drinking water

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced a comprehensive action plan to address drinking water quality issues in Flint on Oct. 2. The plan addresses issues that include excess lead in some residents' tap water due to older plumbing.
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Michigan governor calls for funding to improve Flint drinking water

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that he is requesting the state legislature to contribute $6 million (USD) to the reconnection of Flint with the Great Lakes Water Authority until the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) pipeline is completed, with Flint and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation providing the remaining $6 million.
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Energy Security and Infrastructure Act advances to full House

Bill to update nation's energy infrastructure passes committee by vote of 32-20.
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Michigan seeks applications for EPA Urban Waters Small Grants Program

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced Friday that it is accepting proposals for projects that support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) water quality and environmental justice goals under the Urban Waters Small Grants Program.
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Michigan DEQ announces successes of River Raisin restoration

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced several new developments on the River Raisin on Tuesday, which, after three decades of designation as an area of concern, is beginning to recover through environmental projects funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
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Michigan officials to coordinate oil spill exercise Thursday

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced Monday that there will be a functional oil spill response exercise in Mackinaw City and St. Ignace on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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State official praises report on hydraulic fracturing in Michigan

Responding to the Graham Sustainability Institute’s final report on high-volume hydraulic fracturing in Michigan, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director Dan Wyant issued a statement this week commending the University of Michigan-based organization’s efforts.
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Invasive algae, mud-snail varieties found in Michigan rivers

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed the presence of didymo, a freshwater alga, and New Zealand mud snails -- two new invasive species -- in Michigan rivers this week.
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Michigan forging own path to comply with EPA's Clean Power Plan

In the wake of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) release of its Clean Power Plan last month, Michigan state leaders said on Tuesday that the state will be developing its own State Carbon Implementation Plan (SCIP), rather than rely on the federal plan.
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Michigan agency unveils new database to streamline permitting process

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced the launch of MiWaters on Monday, an online permitting and compliance database developed with the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) that promises streamlined permitting throughout the state.
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