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The EPA Clean Water Rule: a Work in Progress

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The Environmental Protection Agency has drafted and published the Clean Water Rule. The EPA has already presented it to community stakeholders and held public comment meetings. Now the Rule has been sent to the Office [...]

Water and Weed Out West: Marijuana’s Impact on the Environment

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Marijuana growing is not without its detractors. Some decry the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana, while others are rejoicing that marijuana is now available either medically or recreationally. Opponents of marijuana legalization have included a [...]

Keeping Aquatic Invasive Species Out of Michigan

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June 28 through July 4th is Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week, as declared by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Aquatic invasive species are non-native organisms that can quickly reproduce and do harm to native species in [...]

Michigan Senate Bill May Change Solar Energy Rates

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The Michigan Senate is reviewing changes that would likely increase the electric bills for producers of solar energy, changing the calculus of the state’s net energy metering (NEM) policy. The essence of the bill changes [...]

Changes to Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

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pharmacyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued proposed regulations regarding the disposal of drugs which the Agency calls “pharmaceutical hazardous waste.” The EPA has concluded that the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which was [...]