SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"KALAMAZOO, MI – An estimated 700 bicyclists helped a group of bicycle-riding friends finish the ride that nine of them started a week ago." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"The federal law that regulates lead in water has long frustrated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staffers, with one scientist alleging its lack of clarity opens the door to “wanton experimentation on the public,” according to emails related to Flint’s water contamination." (Detroit News)

"WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has granted final passage to a pipeline safety bill that will increase standards for pipelines in and around the Great Lakes and require more detailed plans for responding to potential oil spills in areas with heavy ice cover, like those seen in recent winters around Michigan." (Detroit Free Press)

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered cleanup at a downtown Grand Rapids commercial building where high levels of a carcinogen were detected in the air." (MLive)


The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced grants to recycle scrap tires Tuesday. The $2.9 million grants will fund research on products that can be made from used tires - including a better form of asphalt for the state’s roads.