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Michigan Environmental Report

January 2011 Online

Vol. 2 Issue 1

New DEQ chief Dan Wyant: Looking to economic gardening to grow, protect Michigan

As a boy Dan Wyant used to stop traffic on U.S. 131 near Schoolcraft to let his grandfather’s 20 head of dairy cows march across the highway to be milked. Times and technology changed. Today Wyant directs the state agency that oversees enforcement of pollution laws – including laws regulating huge factory farms that house thousands of cattle and produce waste equivalent to a medium-sized city.
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RELATED TOPICS: conservation, green economy

Snyder administration appeals to preserve Holland coal plant denial; House Dems announce support for new coal

Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration is going to court to try and maintain a Department of Environmental Quality denial of an air permit for a coal plant expansion in Holland; meanwhile, House Democrats have started the new session by endorsing construction of new coal plants in Michigan.
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RELATED TOPICS: climate change
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