michigan department of environmental quality

Waste Management Task Force Holds Public Meeting

Jul 20, 2016
The Material Recovery Facility (MRF) sorting recyclables
Recycle Works

(MPRN-Lansing) Members of the public told a state panel that they have concerns about landfills in their backyards. The hearing on Wednesday was part of the Department of Environmental Quality’s waste management task force. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A joint legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis was told state environmental watchdogs failed to follow federal clean water rules. 


(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers will spend the early part of this week digging into the Flint water crisis. A group of state lawmakers will tour Flint’s water treatment plant on Monday before holding a second hearing on the city’s water crisis in Lansing on Tuesday. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Democrats in the state Legislature say it’s time to restore citizen oversight panels to supervise air and water programs in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. 

Andrew Jameson, Wikimedia Commons

Five years before the drinking water crisis in Flint came to light, there were warnings about problems in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.