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.