Sierra Club’s urban death knell

The Sierra Club’s manifesto to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to restrict permits to new or modified facilities that emit pollutants could have mega-consequences for Detroit. It may be well intentioned. In practice, however, the push for what it calls “environmental justice” ensures that distressed cities will be permanently devoid of new manufacturing […]

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Wright’s pipe dream still wrong for Flint

Approval by the Flint City Council notwithstanding, Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff  Wright’s bright idea to link Flint and a newly constructed multi-million dollar, multi-county connector is, at best, a pipe dream. The best cost-saving solution to Flint’s water supply concerns is to strike a new deal with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD). […]

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