The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy monitors six different forms of air pollution at locations across the state. In its 112 page Air Quality Annual Report for 2020 it reports periodically some spots exceeded the standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A group of environmental advocates accused state and military authorities of lackluster response to legacy PFAS contamination, and pointed to a former nuclear bomber base near Lake Huron as Michigan's prime example.
The state's DNR has agreed to limit logging in the Pigeon River Country State Forest over the next four decades to create carbon offsets, a climate-change currency that companies use to compensate for emissions.
A nearly 30-year survey, conducted at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, has found that the distribution of Argentine ants has shrunk as a result of climate change. Meanwhile, native species are faring better.
The U.S. House passed the “Dingell bill" that would regulate toxic chemicals in drinking water - and given Michigan's polluted history, the measure could have a major impact in the state. The chemicals in question are per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.