Government regulators can try to halt construction projects at power plants if they think the companies didn’t properly calculate whether the changes would increase air pollution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, marking the latest twist in a decades-long fight over the Clean Air Act.
Consumers Energy Friday signed a $19 million contract with Moran Iron Works, a manufacturer in Onaway in the northeast Lower Peninsula, for fabrication of clean-air equipment for the utility’s power plants.
Michigan is the seventh worst state in the nation when it comes to exposing residents to toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants, according to an analysis released by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
The debate over increasing Michigan’s renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.
University of Michigan experts will conduct a panel discussion on Friday that focuses on the efforts to extinguish fires at a burning nuclear power plant in Japan.
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