Andy Balaskovitz

Articles

Michigan mulls lifting barrier to solar energy on farmland

April 23, 2019 | Andy Balaskovitz

A task force is considering whether farmers enrolled in a preservation program should be allowed to add solar panels.

These Michigan nuns are fighting climate change, one light bulb at a time

January 9, 2019 | Andy Balaskovitz

Concluding that climate change is violence upon the Earth, the Adrian Dominican Sisters have poured efficiency savings into renewable energy.

Michigan tribes say Line 5 pipeline tunnel plan ignores treaty rights

November 2, 2018 | Andy Balaskovitz

Grand Traverse Band says ‘we were here first,’ but have been ‘pushed aside and treated as second-class people’ during debate and discussion about the controversial oil pipeline.

Wealthy benefit most from Michigan’s energy savings plans, study finds

December 14, 2017 | Andy Balaskovitz

Programs designed to help customers lower energy bills aren’t benefiting those who need them most.

Environmental groups see route to block Michigan highway expansion

September 3, 2015 | Andy Balaskovitz

Watchdog groups accuse MDOT of relying on outdated projections of traffic volume to justify expensive expansion projects. Federal courts have ruled in favor of such groups in other states.