New report discloses how much toxic coal ash Michigan utilities produce

Michigan electric utilities last year produced nearly 1.5 million tons of toxic coal ash, a material that may threaten the state’s drinking water. The amount of the material stored in landfills and settling ponds and that can contain arsenic, mercury and lead was reported recently in a study by the Michigan Environmental Council.

Energy alternatives on the rise in Michigan–slowly

The number of Michiganders producing some of their own electricity from solar, wind and water power jumped 35 percent in 2017. That helped offset some of their power costs, but it still amounts to a tiny bit of the state’s electricity needs, according to a recent report by the Public Service Commission.

The Green Room: Pipelines – Part One

Why do some people feel oil and gas pipelines are a good and necessary part of our lives, while others fight against them? WEMU’s The Green Room investigates this first part of a series on pipelines.

A Life Without Line 5

Could Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and other parts of the state get the propane gas it needs without the Line 5 Pipeline? A new report just released says “yes.”