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Viewpoint: Michigan’s New Lead and Copper Rules and the Dilemma for Municipal Water Suppliers

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Summer 2019, Vol. 37, No. 1, Issue 106 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 37 Mich Env Law J 1 (2019) by Steven Chester, Senior Counsel, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone PLC On December 11, 2018, the Great Lakes Water Authority (“GLWA”), Detroit...


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The Lake Erie Bill of Rights: Legal Challenges to Granting Rights to Nature

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Summer 2019, Vol. 37, No. 1, Issue 106 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 37 Mich Env Law J 1 (2019) by Allison M. Collins, Associate, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC On February 26, 2019, the citizens of Toledo, Ohio, voted to amend their...


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Law Student Spotlight: The Role Model of Environmental Protection: Revisiting the Michigan Environmental Protection Act in Light of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Summer 2019, Vol. 37, No. 1, Issue 106 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 37 Mich Env Law J 1 (2019) by Elizabeth Burns, J.D. Candidate 2020, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University Thanks to scientific advancements, scientists can detect...


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The Michigan Supreme Court Affirms 90-Day Appeal Period for Permits to Install for Existing Air Pollution Sources

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Fall 2018, Vol. 36, No. 2, Issue 105 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 36 Mich Env Law J 2 (2018) by Christopher M. Bzdok & Tracy J. Andrews, Principal and Of Counsel, respectively, to Olson, Bzdok & Howard P.C. In July, the Michigan...


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Downstream Litigation: Henry v. Dow Chemical Co. and Claim Accrual in Toxic Tort Cases

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Fall 2018, Vol. 36, No. 2, Issue 105 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 36 Mich Env Law J 2 (2018) by Brandon M. H. Schumacher & Allison M. Collins, Associates, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC On January 24, 2018, the Michigan...


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Leaky Tanks and Oily Water

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Fall 2018, Vol. 36, No. 2, Issue 105 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 36 Mich Env Law J 2 (2018) by Joni Roach, Research Attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals In September 2015, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) filed a...


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Key to Causation

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Fall 2017, Vol. 35, No. 2, Issue 103 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 35 Mich Env Law J 2 (2017) Key to Causation: The Use of Expert Witnesses in Toxic Tort Cases by John Pirich, Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP On July 25,...


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Corporations are “Persons”

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Spring–Summer 2016, Vol. 34, No. 1, Issue 101 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 34 Mich Env Law J 1 (2016) Corporations are "Persons" under NREPA's Citizens' Suits Provision by Rebecca J. S. Cassell, Myers & Myers, PLLC The Michigan...


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DEQ v. Morley—A Wetland Enforcement Action

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Spring–Summer 2016, Vol. 34, No. 1, Issue 101 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 34 Mich Env Law J 1 (2016) DEQ v. Morley—A Wetland Enforcement Action the Issue of the Right to a Jury Trial, Penalties, Evidentiary Challenges, and Takings by ...


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Court of Appeals Invokes Doctrine of Primary Jurisdiction

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Spring–Summer 2016, Vol. 34, No. 1, Issue 101 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 34 Mich Env Law J 1 (2016) Court of Appeals Invokes Doctrine of Primary Jurisdiction to Dismiss Environmental Tort Claims "Entangled by Administrative Law" by ...