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Q & A: The Michigan Environmental Rules Review Committee

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 Jeremy Orr, Attorney, Safe Water Initiative, Natural Resources Defense Council On April 5, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed me to serve...


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Executive Order Reshapes Environmental Agency to Foster Engagement with Communities in Effort to Better Protect Michigan Residents

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) Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2019-06 on February 20, 2019, creating the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Coincidentally,...


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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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Viewpoint: Assessing Michigan’s Response to the Flint Water Crisis: The Lead and Copper Rule and Executive Directive 2018-3

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 Nick Leonard, Executive Director, The Great Lakes Environmental Law Center [1] The Flint Water Crisis represents one of the most serious...


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Legislation Watch

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Spring 2018, Vol. 36, No. 1, Issue 104 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 36 Mich Env Law J 1 (2018) The status and details of the bills described below can be found on the Michigan Legislature’s website . Senate Bill 652 SB 652 proposes to...


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Making Energy Fun Again!

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) Making Energy Fun Again! A FAQ on Michigan's Updated Implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act by Margrethe Kearney , Senior...


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New Energy Legislation in Michigan Effective in April 2017

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Spring 2017, Vol. 35, No. 1, Issue 102 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 35 Mich Env Law J 1 (2017) by Charles M. Denton and Lydia Barbash-Riley, Barnes & Thornburg LLP Lydia Barbash-Riley Charles M. Denton ...


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2015 Michigan Public Acts—Environment & Natural Resources

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) 2015 Michigan Public Acts—Environment & Natural Resources by Christopher J. Dunsky, Christopher J. Dunsky, PLLC Like 2014, 2015...