Newsletter Updates
National Group Calls for Reinstatement of Federal Superfund Tax
Friday, February 12, 2021 12:00 AM

This week, the US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) released a new report highlighting the lagging efforts on contaminated site cleanup and the need for more federal funding. The report states that one in six Americans lives within three miles of a Superfund site, but that federal appropriations for cleanup have sharply dropped since the expiration of the original Superfund tax in 1995.

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Governor Whitmer Appoints Members of Climate Council
Friday, February 05, 2021 12:00 AM

On Wednesday, February 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced appointments to the new Council on Climate Solutions. The Council’s formation was announced by the Governor back in September along with a statewide goal of economy-wide de-carbonization by 2050. The Council is chaired by EGLE Director Liesl Clark, and includes the directors of state departments on Agriculture, Labor and Economic Opportunity, Natural Resources, Transportation, Health and Human Services, and the MPSC.

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Environmental Group Predicts Michigan Legislation on PFAS and Chemicals Regulation
Friday, February 05, 2021 12:00 AM

This week, a national environmental advocacy coalition called Safer States released a report predicting that at least 27 states would consider state-level policies on chemical regulation, with PFAS actions being the most prevalent issue. Safer States has taken the lead in sharing chemicals regulation policies between its member groups and state lawmakers that propose such policies.

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Applications Encouraged for Industry-Led HBCU Scholarship Program
Friday, February 05, 2021 12:00 AM

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), The American Chemistry Council (ACC), The Chemours Company, and HBCU Week Foundation have joined together to establish the chemical industry's first collaborative equity, diversity and inclusion initiative aimed at creating pathways for more underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in the chemical industry.

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Trinity Consultants Offers Complimentary Webinar on Biden Administration Environmental & Climate Policies
Friday, February 05, 2021 12:00 AM

Trinity Consultants will offer a complimentary webinar on April 29th looking at Biden Administration’s strategic and policy direction on major environmental and climate initiatives. At 100 days in, the presenters will examine the details on specific environmental initiatives and how regulated entities should be prepared to respond.

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