The Whitmer administration’s announcement goes beyond lead pipe replacement to include lead found in paint, dust, soil and other elements of older homes. Advocates welcomed the news while pushing for the program to be extended across the state.
Legal experts say the public trust doctrine in Michigan should be expanded to protect groundwater, but they don't think legislators should target water bottling operations. They believe all users should be treated the same.
The Michigan Public Service Commission included climate change impact as it considers Enbridge Energy's request to move its Line 5 oil pipeline from the lake bed of the Mackinac Straits to a proposed tunnel under the Straits.
Local, state and federal crews were responding Tuesday to a chemical sheen on the waterway, just months after a gas leak from a Ford assembly plant contaminated city sewers and prompted widespread evacuations.