Michigan Environment Watch

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


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.