As some Michigan businesses reopen this week, EGLE has reminded property managers throughout the state to be prepared to properly flush the plumbing of facilities that have been temporarily closed.
Workers got a surprise in January when they unearthed an abandoned well drilled in 1872 while excavating the foundation for the new Lakeshore Convention Center in downtown Muskegon.
May is American Wetland Month, a time devoted to recognizing the importance of wetlands to the nation's ecological, economic, and social health.
The upcoming water recreation season in Michigan will be the first with a statewide total maximum daily load (TMDL) in place for E. coli.
Emily Finnell of the Office of the Great Lakes is focused on working collaboratively with local, state, and regional partners on important Great Lakes issues.
EGLE provides air quality forecasts for two pollutants -- fine particulate and ozone.
EGLE Water Resources Division's assistant director explains impact of high water levels in Michigan on SustainabiliME podcast.
While this year's Earth Day celebration will be virtual, there are many resources to support learning about the environment, climate, and energy:
EGLE continues to review, tailor, and amend processes in innovative ways that comply with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order, while ensuring that the vital work of protecting Michigan's environment and public health is vigorously pursued. It has posted requests for regulatory relief online.
MI Environment takes a look at the history of the Earth Day observation at Constitution Hall, the building that has hosted the event for nearly two decades.
Keep five important things in mind when dealing with the impact of high water in Michigan.
EGLE issues nine loans for water and wastewater infrastructure projects.
The three Ps are the only things that should ever be flushed down a toilet.
Photo credit: Warren Wastewater Treatment Plant
Michigan is updating and modernizing a Lake Erie action plan to reduce algal blooms that harm aquatic life and threaten drinking water supplies. Photo credit: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Meaningful engagement of affected residents is a key step in the multi-step process that occurs when EGLE reviews a company's application for any new permit or a relicensing permit.
Michigan is moving aggressively to address climate change on numerous fronts. That's the message EGLE Director Liesl Clark gave at the Climate Leadership Conference in Detroit.
The Environmental Rules Review Committee has approved draft rules limiting PFAS contamination in Michigan drinking water.
MI Environment, EGLE’s online publication, has marked its first anniversary. Over 5,000 people now subscribe to the publication’s weekly digest.
EGLE earned five prestigious ADDY awards for its Know It Before You Throw It recycling education campaign. The ADDY awards are mid-Michigan's highest honor in recognition of the creative spirit of excellence in advertising.
Two grants from EGLE have helped the city of Grand Rapids and Holland Board of Public Works improve the efficiency of their water utilities, saving energy and money in the process.
We can't control lake levels, but we can help municipal governments, property owners, and contractors develop timely and smart solutions that work for everyone.
EGLE is helping ensure all Michiganders understand how important it is to “be counted” in the once-a-decade population tally.
The final article in the two-part series on EGLE's work to rebuild trust in Michigan's drinking water looks at transparency, and listening.
EGLE's work to rebuild trust in Michigan's drinking water has been the result of disciplined analytical work and a communications strategy built around four key elements: facts, action, transparency, and listening.
Local, state, and federal officials identified challenges and planned next steps in dealing with widespread high water impacts across the state during the Michigan High Water Coordinating Summit.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer and EGLE Director Liesl Clark sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday urging the agency to follow Michigan's lead in lowering the Action Level for lead in drinking water.
Registration now open for the first-ever Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference.
Homeowners turn to EGLE staff when waste and contaminated soils turn up on property planned for their home.
Planning is underway for the annual Earth Day celebration at Constitution Hall to make it the best ever to mark the 50th anniversary.
EGLE staffers participated in last year's EPA Regional-ORD Community of Science Networking program to establish connections that will encourage collaborative research opportunities.
Michigan's sister-state relationship with Japan's Shiga Prefecture was strengthened recently when EGLE and Shiga's Department of Lake Biwa signed an agreement to share knowledge and expertise to protect some of the world's largest bodies of fresh water.
Sasy's 2020 plans call for a new and more responsive system for logging and responding to drinking water complaints from residents.
Drones are becoming one of the most valuable tools in EGLE's environmental protection toolbox.
Asbestos is essentially harmless when embedded in an intact surface or structure. But repair, remove or modify an asbestos-impregnated concrete structure by cutting into or crushing it, and it no longer is harmless.
Flint's historic Chevy in the Hole site is transforming into Chevy Commons, an urban greenspace, with help from EGLE.
Community commitment to the old Traverse City State Hospital saved it from the wrecking ball, then a developer’s vision and EGLE investment made history.
EGLE staff get to visit some pretty cool places while helping communities reuse contaminated sites. The historic WWJ building in Oak Park is one.
Standish's old depot was restored to the center of community life after a contaminated gas station next door was demolished and the pollution removed by EGLE.
EGLE's meteorologists work in the Air Quality Division to model the impact of air pollutants such as ozone across the state.
EGLE Director Clark testified before the Michigan House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee on Jan. 15 about the Electro-Plating Services incident.
The U.P. school district installed a roof-mounted solar photovoltaic energy system -- partly funded by an EGLE grant -- that will offset energy costs and provide real-world lessons about renewable energy.
The first of Michigan's electric school buses arrived recently at five Michigan school districts. EGLE is contributing to the funding of the program.
The removal of a failing century-old dam has restored a stretch of the Kalamazoo River closer to its natural state, improved angling and water sport opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
With high radon levels in one of every four homes in Michigan, EGLE is joining with others to observe Radon Action Month in January.
EGLE has launched GovQA -- its new online Freedom of Information Act request processing portal.
High water levels have caused adverse effects for many property owners who live along lakes around the state, and in response, EGLE is expediting permits for work to stem further damage.