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Clean Water Public Advocate Report Released

Dec 18, 2020

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced that its office of the Clean Water Public Advocate has published the 2020 Annual Accountability Report. The report highlights of the efforts of the Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate, as well as collective efforts between state agencies to improve drinking water quality. Additionally, […]

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Attorney General Voices Concern with EPA Policy

Apr 17, 2020

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition of 13 other Attorneys General in response to a newer policy limiting civil enforcement of Federal environmental laws.  The new policy was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 13, in response to COVID-19, but without an end date. In the policy, the EPA states […]

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Committee Hears Testimony on Combating High Water Levels

Feb 14, 2020

The House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee heard testimony from Representative Jim Lilly (R-Park Township) on his proposal to deal with the rising water levels in the Great Lakes. Under his proposal, local governments would be allowed to issue temporary emergency rulings to slow down water activities near affected areas, including boats, jet skis, […]

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High Water Level Summit Held

Feb 14, 2020

State, federal, and local officials came together at the Michigan High Water Coordinating Summit to find ways to work collaboratively and share resources to tackle the challenge of the state’s near-record high water levels. The participants agreed to form an ad hoc Michigan High Water Action Team, which will collaborate to: Identify available assets that […]

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Environmental Justice Advisory Council Announces Members

Jan 24, 2020

Twenty-one Michigan residents have been selected to the state’s first Michigan Advisory Council for Environmental Justice under the direction of Governor Gretchen Whitmer.  The council will provide public and impacted community input for the directors appointed to the Interagency Environmental Justice Response Team, which is led by Regina Strong, the state’s Environmental Justice Public Advocate. […]

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Michigan State Parks Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Oct 09, 2019

This year, Michigan celebrates the 100th anniversary of its state park system.  Michigan’s state parks incorporate a wide array of outdoor recreation opportunities – camping, fishing, boating, swimming, trails, historical fun – the outdoor experiences are endless and create some of the best life moments and memories. It’s a vast system made up of 103 […]

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The Quirky History of the Governor’s Labor Day Bridge Run

Aug 28, 2019

Michigan offers a myriad of settings to run in unique and beautiful places.  Fifteen years ago, I was provided an opportunity I couldn’t turn down – one of the most unique there is and established by a former governor’s quick step.   Most everyone is familiar with the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk, hosted annually […]

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Governor Whitmer Enters Coalition Preventing Asian Carp Entry

Jul 12, 2019

To help prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin, Governor Gretchen Whitmer entered a coalition with other governors and premiers. The focus will be on taking action at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River in Illinois, which provides a strategic focal point in the waterway that logically […]

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