The pros and cons of a proposed tax incentive package to lure large-scale data centers to Michigan (1st Friday Focus on the Environment)

By David Fair, Lisa Wozniak TRANSCRIPTION: David Fair: Michigan lawmakers are advancing legislation that would expand tax incentives aimed at attracting large data centers and their jobs to…
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In Michigan, homeowners associations can’t stop rooftop solar anymore

Tens of millions of Americans live under HOAs, which sometimes block rooftop solar for aesthetic reasons. Michigan is the latest state to protect access to solar. By Carrie Klein…
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No safe pipeline in Straits of Mackinac: Advocates appeal

By Kate Holloway LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — State regulators ruled in December the best solution to protect the Great Lakes from a disaster is to allow the Canadian oil…
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Joe Biden’s Climate Law Has Created More Than 300,000 Clean Energy Jobs

Donald Trump wants to gut the Inflation Reduction Act, which provides more than $369 billion in clean energy incentives. By Jennifer Bendery
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Diverse coalition encourages passage of bipartisan community solar legislation

Groups say legislation would help lower energy costs while helping state transition to clean energy
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States’ emerging climate dilemma: Data centers

The sector’s boom is one reason U.S. energy demand is projected to grow significantly for the first time in decades. By Adam Aton Traffic passes data centers in Ashburn,…
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Marathon wants permit to increase production in Southwest Detroit

By Jena Brooker Marathon Petroleum Corporation seeks to remove permit limits and increase production at its Detroit refinery in a new application to state air quality regulators.  Image:…
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MiCAN Public Comment Opposing Proposed Marathon Oil Permit

MiCAN has expressed strong opposition to Marathon Oil’s proposed permit to expand crude oil throughput at its Detroit refinery located in the 48217 neighborhood.
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Activists Push Back Against Data Center Tax Breaks

Environmental activists and other advocates are pushing back against legislation that provides tax cuts for data centers.
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Michigan AG Nessel plans to sue fossil fuel companies over climate change

Written by Kelly House, Bridge Michigan Michigan may soon become the latest state to sue the fossil fuel industry over the climate damages caused by its products. Attorney…
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