Michigan Environment Watch

Michigan Environment Watch examines how public policy, industry, and other factors interact with the state’s trove of natural resources.

Articles

Michigan has 7,300 toxic sites. Money for cleanups is almost gone.

January 17, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

Funding shortage threatens to halt toxic cleanups in Michigan, including a 6-mile long plume of pollution that’s tainted 13 trillions of groundwater beneath Antrim County. (with map)

Map: Find PFAS chemical threats to Michigan drinking water near your town

January 17, 2018 | Jim Malewitz, Mike Wilkinson

A group of industrial chemicals increasingly is found in Michigan’s environment. See where regulators have flagged them so far.

Cost to Michigan of trusting Enbridge on Line 5: $255 per hour

January 17, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

After Enbridge admitted breaching public trust, Michigan is paying a pair of experts big money to monitor the company’s studies of its controversial pipeline across the Straits of Mackinac.

Michigan environment roundup: toxic blood, salt bombs and solar power

January 17, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

This week’s can’t-miss journalism about Michigan’s natural resources.

What now after Michigan, Enbridge agree to deal on Line 5?

November 27, 2017 | Jim Malewitz

Environmentalists aren’t happy. A shutdown seems unlikely. And other takeaways from Monday’s deal over the gas pipeline.