- Detroit Is Getting That WARM (Training) Feeling - Green Jobs on the Menu
WARM Training Center has been on the forefront of training workers for the next generation of technology. Detroit is lucky to have such a forward thinking and energetic organization. Its importance to the community was in full display at its Annual Breakfast, at which noted environmental activist Jerome Ringo spoke and several Detroit-area businesses and organizations received awards.
- 2012 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
Driving Sustainable Manufacturing October 26, 2012 Wayne State University, Detroit
- EPA's Winning Streak at DC Appeals Court Ends - Back to the Drawing Board
EPA suffered a legal setback when its rules governing the interstate transport of air pollutants was reversed by the DC Court of Appeals. This ends a small win streak of three straight wins in fromnt of the DC Court of Appeals.
- Know This One Thing If You Want Waterfront or Water Access
Many in Michigan dream of that lake front home or at least a cottage with lake access. But before you buy, research what rights you actually have. You may be surprised to find that you don't have the rights you think you do.
- Proposed Legislation Seeks to Revise Lead-Based Paint Rules
Lead-based paint exists in millions of homes in Michigan and throughout the United States. Although lead-based paint was banned in 1978, dust and chips from deteriorating old paint still pose a health risk. At the same time, it is extremely easy to become enmeshed in EPA enforcement for simple paperwork errors. Legislation introduced in 2012 seeks to resolve that issue, among other issues raised by EPA's Rule.
- Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Schools EPA on Definition of "Adjacent"
Normally, courts give great deference to an agency when it is interpreting its own rules. However, in this case, the Court determined that EPA stretched the meaning of a word beyond its logical conclusion and reversed EPA's determination.
- EPA Rides Clean Air Act Hot Streak - Wins Three Court Challenges in a Row
EPA has won three challenges to Clean Air Act rules in the Court of Appeals for the Disctrict of Columbia Circuit. The Court ruled in all three cases that it has very little discretion to reverse EPA's decisions when they are based on valid science and within EPA's area of expertise.
- Sometimes the carrot motivates better than the stick - Michigan's Clean Corporate Citizens
Environmental law is more than forcing companies to behave responsibly. There are also incentives that provide benefits for those who go above and beyond mere compliance. Michigan's Clean Corporate Citizen program is an example of such a program.
- MSU and Detroit plant seed for urban food system innovation
Detroit, a postindustrial city, has its weaknesses including abandoned properties and liability issues, but Foster is hopeful. "Detroit is a very unique city," he says. "We could actually be a global thought leader for cities around the world."
- EPA Issues New Rule for Particulates in the Air
After Bush-era regulations were overturned by a federal court, EPA went back to the drawing board and revised regulations relating to particulate matter in air to comply with the court order. EPA has just issued the proposed rule and is now seeking public comment.