The Federal Highway Administration has announced more than $28 million in funding to repair damage from flooding last June in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The storm washed out numerous roads and highways, closing U.S. Highway 2 in Bayfield County for more than two months.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has abolished three panels that Republicans created to give business groups more say in environmental regulators' rule-making and permit decisions. Business groups are urging the Legislature to reject Whitmer's order.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is moving to restructure and rename the state environmental agency that drew criticism for its handling of the Flint water crisis. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will become the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
Michigan Technological University and a city in the Upper Peninsula are working together to determine if abandoned mines can be converted into storage for electrical energy. Researchers hope to see if underground pumped hydroelectric storage could be profitably used in communities throughout the Lake Superior area.