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Suit results in change to brook trout regulation in the UP

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Originally published in Michigan Trout Unlimited In November 2019, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission voted 3-2 to amend Fisheries Order 200.20 to reinstate a 10 brook trout daily bag limit regulation on 33 sections of [...]

PFAS and Professional Baseball

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

Michigan’s New Environmental Science Advisory Board

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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 [...]

Major Changes to Rules Governing the MDEQ

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]