(MPRN-Flint) The American Civil Liberties Union and some Flint residents are asking the federal government to step in to deal with the city’s water crisis. 


Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition Executive Director Gary Wager says the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to clean up the former Allied Paper Landfill is "essentially the same" as a plan put forward by the city last year. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has officially released its proposal to clean up the Allied Paper Superfund site in Kalamazoo, and it looks a lot like the compromise plan developed with city officials last winter. A 60-day period will begin Sept. 30 to collect public comment on the plan, the EPA announcement said." (Kalamazoo Gazette)


The state of Michigan will develop its own plan to meet new federal carbon emissions standards.


Some business groups and Republican lawmakers have criticized the Obama administration’s new rules for states on carbon emissions. But energy consultant Michael Rader says the Clean Power Plan is good for the environment and the economy.