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21 Jan 2021 EAST LANSING MI, United States
Rising global temperatures could result in a startling increase in frequent and severe droughts and water scarcity, affecting food security and escalation in conflict and human migration according to new research. Findings of "Global terrestrial water storage and drought severity under climate change", published 11 January in Nature Climate Change and based on a set of 27 hydrological simulations, indicate that climate change will reduce terrestrial water storage (TWS) across a number of regions, with areas located in the Southern Hemisphere most at risk...
18 Jan 2021 LANSING MI
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and former Flint Public Works director Howard Croft were each charged Wednesday with two counts of willful neglect of duty as part of an investigation into the Flint water crisis, according to court documents. The charges are misdemeanors, punishable with up to one year in prison or a fine of up to $1,000, the state's penal code shows.
8 Dec 2020 LANSING MI, United States
US District Judge Judith Levy will hear attorney arguments on a proposed settlement of the Flint, Michigan water contamination / health crisis lawsuits, indicating on 2 December that she anticipates a preliminary approval to be available by mid-January.A December hearing is the next step in the settlement process, after which claims can be filed, and objections and comments can be presented to the court...
23 Nov 2020 LANSING MI
Michigan environmental regulators under Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have upheld a controversial permit granted to Nestle Waters North America under the previous Republican administration that allows the company to increase the amount of groundwater it extracts for bottling. Liesl Clark, director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), has dismissed an administrative appeal seeking to overturn Nestle’s extraction permit in an administrative case originally filed by a conservation group and a Michigan tribe.
24 Aug 2020 LANSING MI, United States
The State of Michigan in the United States will pay $600 Million USD in compensation to families in Flint whose health has been impaired by lead-contaminated drinking water. Announcing the payment on 20 August, State Governor Gretchen Whitmer said "What happened in Flint should have never happened, and financial compensation with this settlement is just one of the many ways we can continue to show our support for the city of Flint and its families"...
10 Jun 2020 LANSING MI
Michigan officials filed suit Tuesday against Boyce Hydro Power in a bid to hold the Edenville Dam owners responsible for widespread flood damage in the Midland area and recoup the taxpayer money spent to address the breach. The lawsuit filed in Ingham County Circuit Court would ask the court to set enforceable deadlines for fixing the Edenville Dam on the Tobacco River side, said Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, who is suing on behalf of the state environmental and natural resource departments.
2 May 2020 LANSING MI
A state administrative judge has upheld a permit that allows global food and beverage giant Nestle to boost the amount of Michigan groundwater it extracts for sale under the Ice Mountain bottled water brand. In a decision dated April 24, Judge Dan Pulter ruled that Nestle’s plans to withdrawal 576,000 gallons of groundwater per day from the headwaters of two cold water trout streams in Osceola County will not negatively impact the surrounding natural resources.
10 Mar 2020 LANSING MI
The Michigan Supreme Court is mulling over whether to allow a lawsuit to move forward against the state and several former government officials tied to the Flint water crisis. Six Flint residents filed a class action complaint alleging the state created a danger, violated residents’ bodily integrity, denied them fair and just treatment and caused a loss of property value.
7 Dec 2019 LANSING MI
Is bottled water sold for profit an “essential public service?” Not when a community has other sources of drinking water, says Michigan’s second highest court. That caveat is at the heart of a unanimous Michigan Court of Appeals opinion in a legal dispute between the world’s largest food and beverage company and a mid-Michigan township.
5 Jun 2019 LANSING MI
Authorities seized the cellphone and hard drive of former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as part of their probe into the Flint water crisis. Snyder and more than 65 other current or former officials have had their cellphones or other information seized in connection with the investigation into the crisis in Flint, Michigan, where cost-cutting measures led to tainted drinking water that contained lead and other toxins.
17 Jun 2018 LANSING, MI
The state government of Michigan approved a new Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) on June 14 that imposes on water utilities a limit of 12 parts per billion (ppb) by 2025. Since 2014, Michigan has been dealing with the fallout of a water contamination crisis that exposed Flint, a city of nearly 100,000, to drinking water whose lead levels were nearly double the federal action level, which is 15ppb...
7 Jun 2018 LANSING MI
A permit allowing Nestle to boost the amount of groundwater it pumps in the US state of Michigan has been formally challenged. The Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) filed a May 31 petition to contest the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permit in state court.MCWC, which previously sued Nestle over its water withdrawals in Michigan, claims the state did not follow the law when it conditionally approved Nestle's bid to withdrawal more water from a well drawing from a spring aquifer in Osceola County...