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Solar, storage projects set to bring jobs, tax revenue to Illinois coal communities-
A recent state procurement formalizes plans to put solar and storage on the site of several retired coal plants. The owners will receive grants and higher-value renewable energy credits to finance the projects.00
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17 states sue feds over Endangered Species Act rules-
Seventeen states, including Illinois, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania, sued the Trump administration Wednesday to block rules weakening the Endangered Species Act, saying the changes would make it tougher to protect wildlife even in the midst of a global extinction crisis.
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Pipeline rules adopted years after deadly explosion, spills-
New rules from the Department of Transportation were adopted Tuesday to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions but don’t address recommended steps to lessen accidents once they occur.
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Oscoda residents say ‘enough’ after 9 years of PFAS with no cleanup plan-
Representatives from a number of Michigan communities—Oscoda, Flint, Detroit and Belmont among them—gathered on Wednesday to call on the U.S. Air Force for action on PFAS cleanup.
The Forever Chemicals: MLive Reporters and Great Lakes Now engage Sustainable Brands 2019 audience-
After a documentary screening at the Sustainable Brands 2019 conference in Detroit, Great Lakes Now hosted an audience discussion with the MLive Media Group reporters who have been leading the coverage of the PFAS issue in Michigan.
PFAS pollution already costing Michigan communities millions-
Michigan residents may be in line to pay for the fixes to PFAS contamination for years to come.
Ann Arbor spends $1 million to deal with PFAS contamination-
The city started to ask in 2017: “What can we do about it?”
In West Michigan, sticker shock over toxic water costs-
Plainfield Township officials estimate that $62 million is needed to bring municipal water to areas contaminated by PFAS chemicals.
Michigan residents take action on clean water where military won’t-
Grayling Township may build a new municipal water system to serve homes contaminated by PFAS from the military base.