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PFAS and Professional Baseball

by Brian Considine You have probably heard many concerns being raised about something called PFAS. PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are a group of widely used compounds that have been used in… Read More >

What is the Mackinac Bridge Authority (and what does it have to do with a pipeline)?

By Sue Sadler. The Mackinac Bridge Authority is a seven-member Board that was established in the 1950s that provides oversight, legal and financial services to maintain the Mackinac Bridge. In October 2018, Governor Snyder appointed… Read More >

Michigan’s New Environmental Science Advisory Board

By Brian Considine. On October 4, 2018, Governor Snyder appointed members to the newly created Environmental Science Advisory Board. The individuals are: Kimberlee Kearfott, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, biomedical engineering and applied… Read More >

Major Changes to Rules Governing the MDEQ

By Brian Considine. The New Gatekeepers at the MDEQ On June 28, 2018, Governor Snyder signed into law a package of bills intended to reign in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) which some… Read More >

Major Changes to Michigan’s Permitting Appeal Process—Part 1

By Brian Considine. On June 28 2018, Governor Snyder signed the Public Act 268 of 2018, which created a new Environmental Permit Review Commission and Environmental Review Panel. Background Prior to the Act, Michigan’s Administrative… Read More >

The Post Scalia Court and Environmental Law

Finding a replacement for recently deceased U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia has entered the political sphere. The Senate Republican leadership is hoping to delay a nomination while President Obama has put forth a replacement… Read More >

Global Concerns, Local Impact: Automobile Issues in London, Delhi and Beijing

Pollution and congestion in Delhi, London and Beijing may have an impact on worldwide automobile demand and therefore production right here in Detroit. London has been limiting congestion in its center district for several years,… Read More >

Dawda Mann attorney, Brian Considine, accepts OCBA Committee of the Year Award on behalf of Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Law Committee.

Congratulations to Dawda Mann attorney Brian Considine. Brian is the Chairman of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Law Committee, which received the OCBA’s Committee of the Year Award at the OCBA’s… Read More >

Is Relief on the Way for the FAA’s Outdated Drone Rules?

The word “drone” usually conjures up images of large unmanned planes hammering terrorists in their redoubts in Afghanistan. However, most drones are much smaller (and more benign) than that; in fact many are lighter than… Read More >

Microbeads and the Great Lakes: new Illinois legislation

The latest substance to be banned due to environmental concerns: microbeads. These tiny pieces of plastic are used in multiple personal cleaning and exfoliant products and often as embellishments in nail polish. They are most… Read More >