u.s. environmental protection agency

2:10 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Enbrige request for more time on Morrow Lake denied

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The company wanted to move their deadline to December in order to deal with disputes over dredging the lake from Bell’s Brewery and Comstock Township.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The United States Environmental Protection Agency will not grant Enbridge Energy an extension deadline for dredging in the delta in Morrow Lake, citing that the request was premature. Last week, Enbridge, Inc. asked the EPA for an extension for its Dec.
Environment
3:31 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Toxic PCBs behind aging Kalamazoo River dams pose new risks

On the other side of the Kalamazoo River sits the last remnants of the Plainwell Dam. It was removed in 2007.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A long time ago,  paper mills dumped toxic PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, into the Kalamazoo River. Though the Environmental Protection Agency has been working to remove them, there are still PCBs lurking behind the river’s dams...and those dams are getting too old to hold them.

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5:44 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Farmers may need permits for wetland use

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants more restrictions on how wetland use is regulated.
Michigan may lose its Department of Environmental Quality-run wetlands permitting program despite legislation awaiting the signature of Gov. Rick Snyder that is designed to stave off a federal takeover. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for several years has identified problems with the state's enforcement of the Clean Water Act - the only state other than New Jersey that is allowed this power.