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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


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Public News Service - MI: Energy Policy

A multi-state natural-gas pipeline running though Michigan has been approved. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – A $4.3 billion natural-gas pipeline that will run through Michigan has been given the green light, sparking concerns about safety, the environment and the direction of energy policy in the state. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given the ET Rover Pipeline its stam

Research shows industrial customers of electric utilities save money if the utilities follow the policies driven by the Clean Power Plan rather than business as usual. (Karim Ghantous/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – As the merits of the EPA's Clean Power Plan are argued at an appeals court today, recent data is adding more backbone to arguments in favor of the rules to reduce carbon emissions. Separate reports from Georgia Tech and the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency show how the imple

Cities such as Detroit could save big by implementing energy-efficiency upgrades, according to a new report. (AcrylicArtist/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. - Along with its natural beauty, Michigan is home to some stunning city skylines, and a new report says energy-efficiency upgrades could save businesses money while preserving the "Pure Michigan" way of life. It's been one year since the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan to red

The Kalamazoo River settlement requires that Enbridge strengthen supports for other pipelines in the Great Lakes. (Terry Johnston/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – The settlement reached in the Kalamazoo River oil spill is intensifying calls from citizen and environmental groups to shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. A $177 million federal oil spill settlement with Enbridge Energy Partners was announced Wednesday for the 2010

Lake trout have potentially high levels of chemicals, including mercury. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Eating fish is the biggest source of mercury contamination for people, and as Michiganders gear up for the Free Fishing Weekend, there are calls for better protections. More than 50 Michigan scientists sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette requesting he drop his fight aga

The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards require coal plants to reduce mercury pollution. (Pixabay)<br />

LANSING, Mich. - An environmental group and other concerned Michiganders are asking state Attorney General Bill Schuette to halt attempts to block regulations to reduce a known neurotoxin. Despite the Supreme Court's recent denial of requests by Michigan and other states to stay the Mercury and Air

At the state Capitol, environmental groups will demonstrate what they say is the hazardous state of energy production in Michigan. (Brian Charles Watson/Wikimedia)

LANSING, Mich. – Activists donning hazmat suits and respirators will take to the steps of Michigan's Capitol today to show their outrage over Gov. Rick Snyder's stance on the Clean Power Plan. After initially showing strong support for the regulations to reduce carbon pollution, the governor

Activists held a rally Tuesday and demanded that state leaders shut down an oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. (Clay Carpenter)

LANSING, Mich. - Calls are intensifying in Michigan to shut down an aging Great Lakes oil pipeline. Citizen, business and environmental groups on Tuesday delivered more than 8,000 letters to the governor and attorney general, demanding immediate action on Enbridge's Line 5 through the Straits of Ma

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