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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Program helps restaurants turn food scraps into compostit takes about 5 cubic yards of waste to create 1 cubic yard of compost. The o
Program helps restaurants turn food scraps into compost
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 3 hours ago
it takes about 5 cubic yards of waste to create 1 cubic yard of compost. The one-year pilot program is funded by a $91,000 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality grant to the Delta Institute, which partnered with the city and Hammond... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Program helps restaurants turn food scraps into compostit takes about 5 cubic yards of waste to create 1 cubic yard of compost. The o
Program helps restaurants turn food scraps into compost
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 4 hours ago
it takes about 5 cubic yards of waste to create 1 cubic yard of compost. The one-year pilot program is funded by a $91,000 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality grant to the Delta Institute, which partnered with the city and Hammond... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Program helps restaurants turn food scraps into compostit takes about 5 cubic yards of waste to create 1 cubic yard of compost. The o
Program helps restaurants turn food scraps into compost
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 4 hours ago
it takes about 5 cubic yards of waste to create 1 cubic yard of compost. The one-year pilot program is funded by a $91,000 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality grant to the Delta Institute, which partnered with the city and Hammond... Read more
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MLive.com
Smell rankles neighbors, but Right to Farm includes right to compostby the situation, "the Township Board has determined (as had Michigan Departmen
Smell rankles neighbors, but Right to Farm includes right to compost
MLive.com / Posted 19 hours ago
by the situation, "the Township Board has determined (as had Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality) that the composting operation is lawful and compliant with all applicable... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
DTE's Monroe power plant named as a leading 'super polluter'company official said. That facility and other DTE power plants have even been
DTE's Monroe power plant named as a leading 'super polluter'
Detroit Free Press / Posted yesterday
company official said. That facility and other DTE power plants have even been designated "Clean Corporate Citizens" by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. But particularly in Michigan's industrialized southeast, air pollution from... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Flint to stay on Detroit water for another yearfrom the GLWA in Detroit while raw KWA water, treated at the Flint Water Treatm
Flint to stay on Detroit water for another year
Detroit Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
from the GLWA in Detroit while raw KWA water, treated at the Flint Water Treatment Plant, is tested for six months. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is expected to pay $4.2 million of the pipeline cost through a grant, with the... Read more
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MLive.com
Riverfront redevelopment in Ann Arbor could incorporate new train stationformer coal gasification plant operated by the Michigan Consolidated Gas Compan
Riverfront redevelopment in Ann Arbor could incorporate new train station
MLive.com / Posted 5 days ago
former coal gasification plant operated by the Michigan Consolidated Gas Company. According to information provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, MichCon and its predecessors operated a manufactured gas plant at the site from... Read more
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MLive.com
38 Michigan communities get drinking water protection moneyand the Lansing are getting the largest sums, $70,000 apiece, through the annua
38 Michigan communities get drinking water protection money
MLive.com / Posted 8 days ago
and the Lansing are getting the largest sums, $70,000 apiece, through the annual source water program, from which the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality sends federal money to local governments. Battle Creek will receive $40,000.... Read more
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CBS 5 Green Bay
Menominee Tribe's sacred walk hopes to raise awareness about Michigan minenear the Town of Stephenson. A open pit mine for gold, copper, zinc and other
Menominee Tribe's sacred walk hopes to raise awareness about Michigan mine
CBS 5 Green Bay / Posted 8 days ago
near the Town of Stephenson. A open pit mine for gold, copper, zinc and other minerals has got tentative approval from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality after a Canada based company Aquila Resources Inc. filed a detailed... Read more
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MLive.com
City administrator on sewage spill: We feel we have let the public downof the environment," Lazarus said Monday night. In accordance with regulatory
City administrator on sewage spill: We feel we have let the public down
MLive.com / Posted 10 days ago
of the environment," Lazarus said Monday night. In accordance with regulatory protocols, city staff contacted the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to report the incident. The city also suspended Geddes Pond stillwater paddles... Read more
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MLive.com
Up to 600,000 gallons of sewage overflow into Huron River in Ann Arborwater from the Huron River for drinking purposes. In accordance with regulator
Up to 600,000 gallons of sewage overflow into Huron River in Ann Arbor
MLive.com / Posted 10 days ago
water from the Huron River for drinking purposes. In accordance with regulatory protocols, city staff contacted the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to report the incident. The city has suspended Geddes Pond stillwater paddles... Read more
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The Mining Journal
Michigan slow to enact policy reforms after Flint crisisdoing something." Democratic-backed bills proposed previously, such as restori
Michigan slow to enact policy reforms after Flint crisis
The Mining Journal / Posted 11 days ago
doing something." Democratic-backed bills proposed previously, such as restoring citizen oversight commissions in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and requiring speedier notifications to water customers when lead levels are... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Michigan allocates funding, but slow to enact policy reforms after Flint crisisdoing something." Democratic-backed bills proposed previously, such as restori
Michigan allocates funding, but slow to enact policy reforms after Flint crisis
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 11 days ago
doing something." Democratic-backed bills proposed previously, such as restoring citizen oversight commissions in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and requiring speedier notifications to water customers when lead levels are... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
State allocates funding, but slow to enact policy reforms after Flint crisisdoing something." Democratic-backed bills proposed previously, such as restori
State allocates funding, but slow to enact policy reforms after Flint crisis
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 11 days ago
doing something." Democratic-backed bills proposed previously, such as restoring citizen oversight commissions in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and requiring speedier notifications to water customers when lead levels are... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Mondayis co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for E
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Monday
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
is co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for Energy and Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. It also advises state agencies on matters related to pipeline routing,... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Mondayis co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for E
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Monday
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
is co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for Energy and Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. It also advises state agencies on matters related to pipeline routing,... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Mondayis co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for E
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Monday
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 11 days ago
is co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for Energy and Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. It also advises state agencies on matters related to pipeline routing,... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Mondayis co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for E
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Monday
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 11 days ago
is co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for Energy and Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. It also advises state agencies on matters related to pipeline routing,... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Mondayis co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for E
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Monday
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 11 days ago
is co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for Energy and Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. It also advises state agencies on matters related to pipeline routing,... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Mondayis co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for E
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Monday
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 11 days ago
is co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for Energy and Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. It also advises state agencies on matters related to pipeline routing,... Read more
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The Alpena News
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Mondayis co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for E
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Monday
The Alpena News / Posted 11 days ago
is co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for Energy and Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. It also advises state agencies on matters related to pipeline routing,... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Mondayis co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for E
State panel that oversees pipeline network to meet Monday
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 11 days ago
is co-chaired by Executive Director Valerie Brader of the Michigan Agency for Energy and Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. It also advises state agencies on matters related to pipeline routing,... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Michigan slow to enact policy reforms after Flint crisisdoing something.” Democratic-backed bills proposed previously, such as restori
Michigan slow to enact policy reforms after Flint crisis
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 11 days ago
doing something.” Democratic-backed bills proposed previously, such as restoring citizen oversight commissions in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and requiring speedier notifications to water customers when lead levels are... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Sanford Lake: 'Perfect Storm' produces algaefoot one was clearer,” answered Hausler, when asked if the algae was down deep
Sanford Lake: 'Perfect Storm' produces algae
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 12 days ago
foot one was clearer,” answered Hausler, when asked if the algae was down deep in the water. Also taking samples was the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which was looking for microcystis algae, a blue-green algae. Microcystis is a... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
History buffs celebrate St. Clair Inn's 90th birthdayshe said. Katofsky in August told city officials that redeveloping the hotel c
History buffs celebrate St. Clair Inn's 90th birthday
Detroit Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
she said. Katofsky in August told city officials that redeveloping the hotel could cost $40 million. He had applied to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for a $1.1 million loan and grant package. Gorzen said she's had lots of fun... Read more
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MLive.com
$158 million in low-interest loans awarded for water infrastructure investmentThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is awarding $158 million in lo
$158 million in low-interest loans awarded for water infrastructure investment
MLive.com / Posted 13 days ago
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is awarding $158 million in low-interest loans to 15 projects for improvements to water system infrastructure around the state. The loans are part of the state's 30-year Water Strategy for the... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Gas company sued over dead cows in Highland Townshiptime but confirmed that was her experience. Residents living downwind of the H
Gas company sued over dead cows in Highland Township
Detroit Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
time but confirmed that was her experience. Residents living downwind of the Hartland Township plant complained to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality 64 times about the former gas plant letting off a bad smell on 47 different... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
State official pleads to misdemeanor charge in Flint water probelawbreaking on the job, including Stephen Busch, Mike Prysby, Liane Shekter Smi
State official pleads to misdemeanor charge in Flint water probe
Detroit Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
lawbreaking on the job, including Stephen Busch, Mike Prysby, Liane Shekter Smith, Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Three people from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: Miller,... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Trash talks: County denies landfill amendments, but issue not yet deadamendments to the solid waste plan must gain approval from at least seven of th
Trash talks: County denies landfill amendments, but issue not yet dead
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
amendments to the solid waste plan must gain approval from at least seven of the county's 10 municipalities, as well as the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Niagara Development acquired the former NewPage paper mill in Niagara, Wis.,... Read more
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MLive.com
Oscoda toxic PFC groundwater plumes approaching Lake Huronthe pollution. The latest data definitively shows the pollutants have crossed
Oscoda toxic PFC groundwater plumes approaching Lake Huron
MLive.com / Posted 17 days ago
the pollution. The latest data definitively shows the pollutants have crossed underneath Van Etten Lake, which Michigan Department of Environmental Quality site investigators and the U.S. Air Force initially thought would act as a... Read more
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MLive.com
Ann Arbor leaders still hopeful stricter dioxane rules coming by year's endought to take more time, deliberate more, before actually doing anything," Irwi
Ann Arbor leaders still hopeful stricter dioxane rules coming by year's end
MLive.com / Posted 17 days ago
ought to take more time, deliberate more, before actually doing anything," Irwin said after a public hearing hosted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality at Lansing Community College West. Irwin argued the DEQ has talked about making... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Dickinson board rejects landfill proposalscounties. Currently, only Alger County is referenced. Besides the county board
Dickinson board rejects landfill proposals
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
counties. Currently, only Alger County is referenced. Besides the county board, amendments to the solid waste plan must gain approval from at least seven of the county's 10 municipalities, as well as the Michigan Department of Environmental Qual... Read more
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The Mining Journal
Negaunee City Council delays decision regarding demolition of Sundberg Blocksaid the building owners told the MCBI Board of Appeals Tuesday that they are d
Negaunee City Council delays decision regarding demolition of Sundberg Block
The Mining Journal / Posted 19 days ago
said the building owners told the MCBI Board of Appeals Tuesday that they are days away from submitting a proposal to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for a possible grant or low interest loan. "It's a pre-application proposal to... Read more
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MLive.com
Marshall exploring whether century-old Kalamazoo River dam should stay or goriver downstream or Lake Michigan, where the Kalamazoo River empties, said Lucu
Marshall exploring whether century-old Kalamazoo River dam should stay or go
MLive.com / Posted 20 days ago
river downstream or Lake Michigan, where the Kalamazoo River empties, said Lucus Trumble, a dam safety engineer with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The trouble is, Rice said, federal inspectors uncovered some deficiencies that... Read more
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MLive.com
The water gone, thousands of fish saved in recent Centreville Dam drawdownperch, bluegills and mussels in those 160-year-old man-made bodies of water, th
The water gone, thousands of fish saved in recent Centreville Dam drawdown
MLive.com / Posted 21 days ago
perch, bluegills and mussels in those 160-year-old man-made bodies of water, the pond and the mill race were home. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality scrambled last month to net and relocate as many of those aquatic creatures as... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
MNSP works to save inland lake shorelinesShoreland Stewards, according to Julia Kirkwood, chairwoman of the MNSP, and en
MNSP works to save inland lake shorelines
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
Shoreland Stewards, according to Julia Kirkwood, chairwoman of the MNSP, and environmental quality analyst with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Kirkwood said the MNSP is a collaboration between various non-profit... Read more
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MLive.com
U.S. Steel lawsuit stalls Detroit air pollution planof asthma burden." Instead, the company filed a lawsuit. On Aug. 19, Pittsbur
U.S. Steel lawsuit stalls Detroit air pollution plan
MLive.com / Posted 21 days ago
of asthma burden." Instead, the company filed a lawsuit. On Aug. 19, Pittsburg-based U.S. Steel filed against the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in the state Court of Claims, alleging that a new administrative rule with... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Michigan DEQ to target Flint faucets as lead sourceThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will use smaller sampling bott
Michigan DEQ to target Flint faucets as lead source
Detroit Free Press / Posted 22 days ago
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will use smaller sampling bottles in Flint’s residential lead testing program to highlight the problem with contaminated faucets. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will use smaller... Read more
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MLive.com
Two Michigan rivers enjoy major environmental cleanup milestonesRiver Raisin. "It will be a few years yet, but it's not going to be decades," s
Two Michigan rivers enjoy major environmental cleanup milestones
MLive.com / Posted 22 days ago
River Raisin. "It will be a few years yet, but it's not going to be decades," said Melanie Foose, AOC coordinator with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. On the St. Clair River, stewards are celebrating the end of combined sewer... Read more
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MLive.com
New DEQ Director more than former oil lobbyist, she tells Senate panelLANSING, MI -- The newly minted director of the beleaguered Michigan Department
New DEQ Director more than former oil lobbyist, she tells Senate panel
MLive.com / Posted 22 days ago
LANSING, MI -- The newly minted director of the beleaguered Michigan Department of Environmental Quality told senators at a confirmation hearing Wednesday that she was a champion for the state and not just a former oil lobbyist. "I am a product of... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Kingsford’s tap water passes the testthe Environmental Protection Agency's recommended level for action, city counci
Kingsford’s tap water passes the test
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 23 days ago
the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended level for action, city council members learned Tuesday. Testing by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality found an average level of lead of 3.9 parts per billion, which compares to the... Read more
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The Mining Journal
Township’s water project progressescharge from $10.50 to $10.30. A draft plan for the water project is expected t
Township’s water project progresses
The Mining Journal / Posted 23 days ago
charge from $10.50 to $10.30. A draft plan for the water project is expected to be submitted in early November to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which administers the DWRF. Closing on the loan, if approved, is expected in... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Lawmakers question former BP lobbyist named to head DEQpanel meets today to consider Gov. Rick Snyder's controversial appointment of a
Lawmakers question former BP lobbyist named to head DEQ
Detroit Free Press / Posted 23 days ago
panel meets today to consider Gov. Rick Snyder's controversial appointment of a former oil and gas lobbyist to head the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The Senate Natural Resources Committee is not expected to hold up confirmation... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
DEQ spokesman who urged Flint to 'relax' lands new jobLANSING - A former spokesman for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quali
DEQ spokesman who urged Flint to 'relax' lands new job
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 23 days ago
LANSING - A former spokesman for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality who resigned over the Flint drinking water crisis has joined the Lansing lobbying corps. Brad Wurfel, who said last summer that Flint residents worried about lead... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
Officials schedule announcement about River Raisin pollutionfor Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Monroe. Participating agencies include the U.S. En
Officials schedule announcement about River Raisin pollution
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 23 days ago
for Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Monroe. Participating agencies include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the city of Monroe and the Great Lakes Commission. They'll be discussing a... Read more
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MLive.com
Michigan's first gold mine in decades gets tentative permit approvalopen pit gold, zinc and copper mine next to a major river along the Michigan-Wi
Michigan's first gold mine in decades gets tentative permit approval
MLive.com / Posted 23 days ago
open pit gold, zinc and copper mine next to a major river along the Michigan-Wisconsin border. On Friday, Sept. 2, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality gave a preliminary nod to mining and pollution discharge permits for the Back... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Officials schedule announcement about River Raisin pollutionfor Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Monroe. Participating agencies include the U.S. En
Officials schedule announcement about River Raisin pollution
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 23 days ago
for Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Monroe. Participating agencies include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the city of Monroe and the Great Lakes Commission. They'll be discussing a... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Officials schedule announcement about River Raisin pollutionfor Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Monroe. Participating agencies include the U.S. En
Officials schedule announcement about River Raisin pollution
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
for Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Monroe. Participating agencies include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the city of Monroe and the Great Lakes Commission. They'll be discussing a... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Officials schedule announcement about River Raisin pollutionfor Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Monroe. Participating agencies include the U.S. En
Officials schedule announcement about River Raisin pollution
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 23 days ago
for Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Monroe. Participating agencies include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the city of Monroe and the Great Lakes Commission. They'll be discussing a... Read more
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The Alpena News
Officials schedule announcement about River Raisin pollutionfor Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Monroe. Participating agencies include the U.S. En
Officials schedule announcement about River Raisin pollution
The Alpena News / Posted 23 days ago
for Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Monroe. Participating agencies include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the city of Monroe and the Great Lakes Commission. They'll be discussing a... Read more
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