(CBS Detroit) – A new bill also making its way through the state legislature aims to fight pollution caused by auto lots and junkyards.
Dozens of protesters also made their way to that press conference earlier, holding signs that say “clean water” and “clean air.”READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
Now the bill would increase fines against places like auto lots and junkyards.READ MORE: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
it would increase the fine from $25,000 to $50,000 per day when in violation.
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