Officials with the Department of Environmental Quality say the top >three complainants they address are odors, open burning and dust.
A report released this week touches on future plans for the Great Lakes, and past work to maintain the quality of the lakes.
The report is released annually by the Department of Environmental Quality. This year is its 30th year. Continue reading
Although the farm has been approved by the Department of Environmental Quality, the anglers are still worried it poses a threat to the river.
Residents in Paradise, Michigan are worried their homes may be slipping into Lake Superior. High water levels have washed away large chunks of shoreline and left some homeowners scrambling to keep their houses intact. Continue reading
DEQ representatives said they mishandled the testing of Flint’s drinking water. They were holding the city to guidelines meant for a town with half of Flint’s population. Continue reading
A conference in Grand Traverse County will highlight Lake Michigan.
The Department of Environmental Quality is hosting more than 300 experts in the fields of climate change, invasive species and beach management. Continue reading
The state granted more than a quarter-million dollars for improving coastal trails and nearby towns across the state.
Grand Traverse County received the single largest grant, just under $100,000.
The rest of the money was parceled out to the Clinton River Watershed Council, and three other environmental groups farther south.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will simulate a spill on Enbridge’s oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac this Thursday (9/24).
Central Michigan University received the largest single amount at $100,000.
The former Velsicol plant site is surrounded by several community blocks where people still live.
Originally the EPA thought the contamination from the plant could be contained within the borders of the site. However, years after the initial cleanup, EPA officials determined this wasn’t the case. Continue reading
The state Department of Environmental Quality has proposed new clean air rules. The DEQ said they will allow regulators to focus more attention on the most toxic substances.
The environmental agency currently has a list of more than 12-hundred substances that trigger an automatic review when they’re mentioned as part of an application for a smokestack permit. The new, shorter list would have closer to 750. Karen Tommasulo is with the DEQ. Continue reading
The Great Lakes are home to more than 180 aquatic invasive species.
With more species on their way Governor Snyder has announced that the week leading up to the 4th of July is now considered Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week in Michigan.
One of the grants is going to the Clinton Conservation District in Clinton County, to track E.coli contamination in the Upper Maple River using canines. Continue reading
Nearly $100 million is being allocated to support what officials are calling an important, but unglamorous issue.
Michigan communities are taking inventory of their sewage systems and water infrastructure, to prepare for and potentially prevent future problems.
Harbor Springs has decided against a plan to create a new strip of land along the city’s waterfront, which would involve filling in a portion of a marina.
Earlier this year, the state doled out money to several Michigan communities to clean up scrap tires. Now, more money is being allocated to reuse some of those tires.
“Fracking” is a drilling method that pushes water and chemicals into wells to force out oil and gas deposits.
For some people, recycling is a part of the daily routine; like recycling paper or cans, but what about tires?