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Is Legislative Support For Sustainability Initiatives On The Decline?

For the past 10 years Michigan has created a number of laws that were “sustainability oriented” – intended to promote the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency.  Recently, however, there has been a reduction… Read More >

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Interview: Regulatory Change for Michigan’s GSI Criteria

I had the opportunity to interview Gary Klepper, who has a long, prestigious career in all issues associated with environmental contamination and site remediation.  Gary had a 27-year career with the Michigan Department of Environmental… Read More >

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Greening the Army

The Defense Department is no stranger to being on the forefront of advanced technology and its expertise was once again showcased with the recent opening of the Army’s GSPEL (Ground Systems Power and Energy Laboratory)… Read More >

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Lead Based Paint Enforcement Alert

EPA steps up enforcement against contractors disturbing lead paint. Given a recent EPA press release, it appears that the EPA is increasing its enforcement attention on violations of the EPA’s Lead Paint Renovation, Repair and… Read More >

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Tax Credits for Renewable Energy

A Mixed Bag So Far By Jeffrey D. Moss, Guest Blogger CBO’s March 2012 Report  The Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”) has recently issued a report entitled “Federal Financial Support for the Development and Production of… Read More >

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Reinventing Michigan’s Cleanup and Redevelopment Programs – Update

The Collaborative Stakeholder Initiative will be presenting its Final Report and Recommendations on Reinventing the State’s Cleanup and Redevelopment Program at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing on March 15, 2012.   CSI participants and… Read More >

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Can governments really be held liable under CERCLA for mine waste contamination?

Federal and State governments are frequently targets of CERCLA contribution actions (or cost recovery actions) where they have allowed third parties to engage in hazardous waste generating activities on property owned or leased by the… Read More >

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Reinventing Michigan’s Cleanup and Redevelopment Programs

 Governor Snyder has publicly stated his administrative goals are to:  reinvent government  create more and better jobs  restore our cities  enhance our national and international image  protect our environment  solve problems through relentless, positive action… Read More >

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Incentives – Still Picking “Winners and Losers”? (Updated 2/10/12)

Governor Rick Snyder was adamant during the 2010 election campaign that Michigan would have to stop picking ‘winners and losers’ when it came to doling out governmental incentives for private businesses. Once in office, he… Read More >

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Legislative Update – Leaking Underground Storage Tank Act

As we reported last summer, a package of bills are being reviewed by the State Legislature that will impact all parties addressing Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (“LUST”). On January 24, 2012, the Michigan Senate passed… Read More >