Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

"Incinerator That Turns Waste To Energy Is Shutting Down"

"A company can no longer burn trash at a Detroit incinerator as part of an agreement with the state. Detroit Renewable Power has entered into an agreement to resolve violations of air quality and waste management rules, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy."

Source: AP, 02/08/2021

Biden Nominees Foretell Aggressive Action on Climate, Environmental Justice

Key picks for President Biden’s environment and energy team suggest top priorities, among them an aggressive, whole-government climate change agenda. The latest Backgrounder assesses choices to pursue Biden’s international and domestic climate policies, as well as historic selections for EPA and Interior, and more. Plus, dive into SEJournal’s expanding “2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment” special report.

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"Nine Michigan Leaders Face Charges in Water Crisis That Roiled Flint"

"A queue of cars stretched for more than a half mile outside a church in Flint on Thursday morning, filled with residents waiting for free cases of bottled water, as they have since tainted water began streaming out of their taps six years ago. Miles away in downtown Flint, something more novel was happening: A line of state officials, most prominently Rick Snyder, the former governor, were charged with crimes connected to the crisis."

Source: NYTimes, 01/15/2021

"Great Lakes: Enbridge To Defy Mich. Order To Halt Pipeline Flow"

"The company behind the controversial Line 5 pipeline under part of the Great Lakes this morning said it would defy a Michigan order to halt operations by May."

Source: E&E News, 01/13/2021

"Michigan Plans To Charge Ex-Gov. Snyder In Flint Water Probe"

"Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, top aide Rich Baird and former health director Nick Lyon have been told they will face criminal charges resulting from Flint's water crisis, according to a source with knowledge of the situation."

Source: Detroit News, 01/13/2021

Whitmer Signs Bills Funding $641 Million Settlement In Flint Water Cases

"Flint residents will have a measure of justice, more than six years after the city's drinking water was contaminated with toxic lead, thanks to two bipartisan bills signed Wednesday."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 12/31/2020

$600 Million Flint Water Settlement Borrowing Plan Approved By Lawmakers

"Michigan legislators on Wednesday finalized a plan to borrow $600 million to finance the state’s proposed settlement with the residents of Flint, whose water was contaminated with elevated levels of the neurotoxin lead."

Source: AP, 12/17/2020

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