The proposed rule would require utility companies to locate and dig up roughly 302,000 lead pipes statewide within 10 years to ensure clean drinking water for Michiganders and to protect children’s health.
Grant funding awarded through Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration will help Michigan cities and road commissions rebuild local roads in a dozen communities.
A recent report predicts that shutting down the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline would have an insignificant impact on Michigan’s energy markets and gas prices.
In Michigan, $9.4 billion in funding has been announced, with over 350 specific infrastructure projects identified for funding. Approximately $6.5 billion will go to transit upgrades, and almost $500 million for clean water and water infrastructure.
The state Department of Natural Resources awarded $1 million in federal funds from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to help renovate Blossom Time Park in Ionia County. Local leaders said the cash will make a big difference—especially in rural communities like Pewamo.
The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to further reduce lead levels in drinking water and tighten a rule that failed to prevent recent drinking water crises in cities like Flint, Michigan, and Newark, New Jersey. Although the specifics aren’t public, the agency says it will propose requiring that utilities actively replace harmful lead pipes.
US Sen. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) has joined 31 other U.S. senators calling on Congress to extend funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) which provides financial assistance for high-speed internet access to more than 21 million families across the country, including more than 800,000 families in Michigan.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration awarded millions of dollars this month to help dozens of small cities and villages fix up their local roads.
A tentative deal between the Great Lakes Water Authority and Highland Park will end a 10-year dispute over unpaid water bills and cover millions of dollars in infrastructure repairs.
A new report finds that the Inflation Reduction Act will dramatically lower the cost of solar and wind energy projects, create millions of new jobs, and more.