A Sierra Club lawsuit is seeking to stop DTE Energy from replacing a coal plant with a gas-fired unit in a county where ozone pollution already exceeds federal limits.
Shutting down the pipeline would cut off the Upper Peninsula from its supply of cheap propane, but clean energy advocates say there are better alternatives for heating.
The Chippewa tribe in northern Wisconsin says Enbridge could reduce the risk to the Great Lakes by diverting Line 5 oil to another line that runs south to Illinois.
A year-old Michigan council created to advise Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration on environmental justice has helped steer the state’s climate and pandemic responses, members and other activists say, though some would like to see it play a more prominent role going forward.
The unique model would put utility bill savings from solar installation into a fund to help residents cover expenses such as medical bills or college tuition.