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U-S lawmakers announced the creation of a bipartisan task force Wednesday to fight PFAS chemicals. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports a majority of the members on the task force are from Michigan.


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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to increase trash fees to pay for environmental cleanup is dead in the GOP-controlled Legislature, forcing his administration and legislative leaders to explore other options to shore up the funding.

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A coalition of agencies and groups in the Great Lakes region has released a plan for developing solutions to problems caused by invasive mussels.

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Americans tend to buy a lot of food for the holiday, but some of it goes to waste. An expert explains the thousands of dollars Americans throw away every year & the impact on the planet.

 


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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is taking public comments on proposed changes in its inventory of forest roads.

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is expanding testing for toxic chemicals.

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Plans are in the works for a roughly $250 million solar farm in mid-Michigan.

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A competitive grant program is being launched to help reduce flooding from storms and restore unique natural areas in seven southeastern Michigan counties.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have agreed to replace twin 65-year-old crude oil pipes in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes with another that would run through a tunnel far below the lake bed, officials told The Associated Press.

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Governor Rick Snyder wants to improve the state’s response time to PFAS chemicals. They’ve been found in groundwater, surface water, and drinking water across the state. Snyder issued a directive on Tuesday calling on state departments and agencies to create a readiness and response plan.


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