By David Fair and Lisa Wozniak
The new year brings a number of environmental challenges in Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder is in his lame duck year, and mid‐term elections could impact legislative priorities. In this month’s edition of “1st Friday Focus on the Environment,” you’ll get a sense of where we’re headed.
Topics covered in this interview:
- Michigan leaders on both sides of the aisle face a monumental challenge regarding clean safe drinking water.
- A ½ million people have lead service lines in Michigan that need to be replaced.
- There is severe groundwater contamination in 28 places across the state and all 83 of Michigan’s counties are facing water and infrastructure issues.
- 45% of Michiganders get their drinking water from wells…
- New lead and copper rule is in place. It will be expensive and covering costs will likely fall to local units of government.
- How Governor Rick Snyder will approach environmental policy in his lame‐duck year while candidates campaign for the 2018 mid‐term elections.