Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

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Groups Sue Over Steel Plant’s Air Emissions Permit

The groups say the permit will allow the plant to continue polluting at levels that had been cited more than 30 times in state enforcement actions.

CBS Detroit–07/21/2014

This photo shows pet coke being dumped onto a growing pile of the material near the Detroit River in southwest Detroit in May, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

State Regulators Deny Permit For Detroit Pet Coke Storage

Detroit’s mayor last year ordered the company to remove piles of the waste product from a site along the Detroit River near the Ambassador Bridge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2014

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Pure Michigan To Showcase Instagram Beach Photos

Pure Michigan is asking beach-goers post their photos on Instagram during a 10-day #BeachChallenge.

CBS Detroit–06/19/2014

Barrel used to hold fuel. FILE PHOTO. (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images, File)

Michigan Updates Oil, Gas ‘Fracking’ Regulations

The state Department of Environmental Quality has updated its regulations of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” a technique for extracting natural gas and oil from deep underground.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2014

Grants To Help Communities Develop Recycling

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is offering $250,000 in grants to help communities develop recycling programs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2014


Many Mich. Agencies Lose 2014 Beach Monitoring Funds

Dozens of health departments and other agencies won’t get any money next year because the lion’s share will go to Macomb County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/24/2013

State Sues Developer Over Flint-Area Wetlands

An upscale housing developer violated Michigan law by destroying Flint-area wetlands and dumping sediment into waterways, according to a lawsuit by the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2013

Partial shot of the mound which now blocks view of Windsor, Ontario. (credit:Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

State Tests: Mounds Of Petroleum Waste Are Safe

Tests by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality have found that hulking black mounds along the banks of the Detroit River in southwest Detroit don’t pose a threat to human health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2013

State Sets Free Mercury Collection Program

The Evironmental Quality Co. is partnering with The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Mercury Collection Project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2013


Mitsuba Corp. In Mount Pleasant Gets DEQ Award

A company in Mount Pleasant is the 180th to be designated a “clean corporate citizen” by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2012