Newsletter Updates
Whitmer Administration Announces “MI Propane Security Plan” to Criticism from UP and Canadian Leaders
Friday, March 19, 2021 12:00 AM

Last Friday, March 12th, several state agencies announced a new “MI Propane Security Plan” that formalizes several of the Whitmer administration’s efforts to ensure energy needs are met if and when Line 5 is shut down. The plan comes 4 months after the Governor announced she planned to revoke and terminate the Line 5 easement, effective this May.

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MCC-Supported Recycling Legislation Gets First House Hearing
Friday, March 12, 2021 12:00 AM

On Thursday, the House Natural Resources Committee held the first hearing on a comprehensive, bipartisan legislative package to overhaul Michigan’s solid waste laws and improve recycling rates in the state.

The bills (HB 4454-4461) run to nearly 250 pages in length and would modernize Part 115 of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, which hasn’t been updated in decades. The MCC has been part of discussions going back to the Snyder administration in 2016, and has worked to successfully include industry priorities for the potential development of advanced plastics recycling facilities, and for improving overall recycling performance. While state funding for recycling was secured in 2018, these policy changes have proven more elusive to enact.

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State Bumps Up those 50+ for next Vaccine Eligibility; Detroit Manufacturing Employees Now Eligible
Friday, March 05, 2021 12:00 AM

This week, the state of Michigan announced another stage in the prioritization and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting on Monday, March 8, the state will allow vaccination of any individual age 50 and older with medical conditions or disabilities. Starting Monday, March 22nd, vaccine eligibility will again expand to include all residents 50 and older.

According to Governor Whitmer’s administration, the expanded eligibility is due to newly available doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine recently authorized by the FDA.

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MCC Announces 2021 Policy Priorities, Including Sustainability Solutions
Friday, March 05, 2021 12:00 AM

This week, the MCC officially announced its 2021 Policy Priorities, as developed by the MCC’s membership and approved by the Board of Directors.

Please click here for the full 2021 Policy Priorities.

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MIOSHA to Develop Permanent COVID Workplace Rules; Seeking Stakeholder Advisors
Friday, February 26, 2021 12:00 AM

This week, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) confirmed that the agency plans to make permanent the current emergency rules regarding COVID-19 workplace safety. The current MIOSHA emergency rules will expire on April 14th, and can be renewed for another six-month period through October 14th. As such, the agency plans to launch a process for formal administrative rulemaking, which will involve public notice and comment, hearings, and the legislative Joint Committee on Administrative Rules process.

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