Michigan has joined six other Midwestern states in teaming up to accelerate the development of hydrogen as a clean-energy alternative for automobiles and factories that rely largely on climate-warming fossil fuels, governors said Monday.
A plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a 1-mile depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago, was a big winner of federal money Thursday, and the first Biden administration grant awarded to tear down a racially divisive roadway.
Michigan automakers have figured out that new models can make a bigger splash when they're unveiled to a digital audience on a day where they don't have to share the spotlight with their rivals. Not to mention that making a debut at an auto show can be hugely expensive.
The announcement, which came after months of deliberation, will provide immediate relief to an estimated 1.4 million Michiganders who’ve struggled with the financial albatross of student loan debt and help millions of future students avoid crushing monthly payments.
Gas prices are down, jobs growth is up, and the Democratic-led government is on the verge of passing a once-in-a-generation bill to lower healthcare costs, fight climate change, and increase taxes on big corporations.