Overall the meeting did not have a setting for the public to share knowledge between themselves, or one which MDEQ fielded questions publicly. This strategy was followed because they are scared of the lines of questioning from the public. MDEQ is seeking to control the settings for sharing information - this was not a session under the Open Meetings Act. The public will need to be informed when such a hearing will be held and hopefully will come out in even greater attendance. The concerns of many community members remain and there will be public meetings held through allied community groups working together. These environmental issues are more than a simple "not in my backyard". This is international water that regulators have permitted excessive emissions into. Granting DBS a NPDES that allowed for self-certified releases was called out by those attending as akin to having the "fox guarding the chicken coup".
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Two days after Christmas, Governor Rick Snyder gave a belated gift to dark money groups and those donors who felt stifled by Michigan’s campaign finance limits. Snyder signed Senate Bill 661 , which the Money Tale described in depth here, after it reached h...
A tumultuous morning in the Michigan State Capitol revealed a stark divide between Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and the Michigan State Senate on the issue of disclosure of dark money. At stake was was whether the sources of “ some of the most negative ad...
This area is going through a lot of construction lately. There are two Air Pollution permits being sought through Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. One at 530 S Rouge St (PTI 181-13) and 12500 Stocker (PTI 153-09B).
There's a pending permit to install for a storage and shipping yard on the Detroit River that would handle petcoke (uncovered). There have been numerous poor practices by the company seeking the permit. Strangely enough they were given a NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit through MDEQ and it allows self-monitoring with annual reporting. What kind of blind "oversight" is this?
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