Tag: Michigan

Michigan Governor Appoints State Official Criminally Charged in Flint Crisis to New Public Health Panel

Posted on November 22, 2017 by

LANSING, MI — On November 20th, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced his appointment of Dr. Eden Wells to lead a new Public Health Advisory Council. Dr. Wells is Michigan’s chief medical executive and one of fifteen current and former government officials facing prosecution for their role in the Flint water crisis. Wells was in court […]

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Tell Michigan Gov. Snyder to VETO Repeal of Invasive Species Protections

Posted on November 2, 2017 by

Take Action — Tell Governor Snyder to VETO HB 5095 Lawmakers in Michigan recently passed a bill that would weaken Michigan’s ballast water pollution standards, sending it Governor Rick Snyder. House Bill 5095 would effectively repeal the standards passed in 2005 with near unanimous bipartisan support, and leave us to rely exclusively on weaker federal […]

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Michigan Senate to Consider Regulating “No Greater Than the Feds,” Hand Over Protection of Clean Air and Water to Trump Administration

Posted on October 5, 2017 by

Click here to find your Senator and tell them to vote no on the Senate’s version of House Bill No. 4205. The Michigan state House voted in May 57 to 50 in favor of a bill (HB-4205) designed to restrict the ability of state agencies to create regulatory rules that are stronger than federal standards. If passed […]

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When Sewer System Fails, MI House Wants to Hand You the Cleanup Bill

Posted on September 26, 2017 by

Many Michigan families know what it’s like to wake up after a thunderstorm to find their homes flooded with rainwater and raw sewage. The cleanup is costly and time consuming, and because it’s almost always the result of outdated city infrastructure, homeowners can’t prevent it. A new bill in the Michigan House leaves home and […]

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The State of Michigan Says Flint’s Water Is Safe

Posted on July 28, 2017 by

Note: Freshwater Future recommends that all Flint residents take advantage of the state’s water testing and water filter programs. As a Flint resident, you may have your water tested by the State for free, and you are entitled to free faucet filters and replacement cartridges. Filters are vital for any faucet that is used for […]

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Freshwater Future Calls for Investigation Into Michigan’s Eagle Mine

Posted on July 6, 2017 by

Photo credit: jeremiaheagleeye Freshwater Future submitted a letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) calling for an investigation into the geological stability of Eagle Mine—an underground nickel and copper mine located in western Marquette County of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Officials at Lundin Mining failed to publicly disclose a […]

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Michigan House Votes to Regulate “No Greater Than the Feds,” Hand Over Protection of Clean Air and Water to Trump Administration

Posted on May 30, 2017 by

The Michigan state House voted last week 57 to 50 in favor of a bill (HB-4205) designed to restrict the ability of state agencies to create regulatory rules that are stronger than federal standards. If passed by the state Senate and signed by Governor Snyder, this bill may end up as the most consequential Michigan […]

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