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Case Study: Best Practices for Stormwater Management in the City of Grand Rapids

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal , Spring 2020, Vol. 37, No. 2, Issue 107 [ view full issue ]. Cite: 37 Mich Env Law J 2 (2020) by Elaine Sterrett Isely, JD, MS Director of Water Programs, West Michigan Environmental Action Council [1] and Chair of the City of Grand...


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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”),...


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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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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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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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Viewpoint: Are Mass Water Shut-Offs a Strategy to Purge Detroit’s Poor?

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) by Mark Fancher, Staff Attorney, The Racial Justice Project of the American Civil Liberties Union [1] A few years ago, under the heroic...