Environment

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A Lansing-area state legislator is urging federal environmental officials to get tough with the coal-fired SS Badger.

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Several Michigan communities--one of them Lansing--are getting a share of $2.4 million in federal grants to help clean up brownfield sites.

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Next Tuesday, voters in Delhi Township will weigh the costs and benefits of getting greener.

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A new law will soon limit the types of waste that can be thrown into pits and barrels to be burned.

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The Michigan State University Board of Trustees faces a pivotal decision today.  The board will decide whether to approve a strategic clean energy plan that would eventually transition the campus to 100 percent renewable energy.  The plan calls for MSU to produce 15 percent of its energy from renewables in just three years. 

The plan has been staunchly opposed by student environmental groups at MSU, who claim it’s not strong enough to effect any real change.  They’re also critical of the fact that the vision does not include scrapping the university’s coal-fired power plant.

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