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How the Proposed Changes to the Endangered Species Act Would Affect Michigan

All is quiet in the forest except for the rustling of trees in the wind on a brisk morning at the Pigeon River Country State Forest in the upper part of Michigan’s lower peninsula. Quails, elk, deer, rabbits, and squirrels scamper through the jack pine forest silently. There is something missing. The Kirtland’s Warbler has […]

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An Argument Against Trump’s Plan to Freeze Fuel Efficiency Standards

This very recent article written by Giorgio Rizzoni, an engineering professor and Director for the Center for Automotive Research at Ohio State, discusses the negative consequences that could result from Trump’s proposed plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards. From the beginning, the Rizzoni’s opinion is no secret. He disagrees with this plan because he believes it […]

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SEJ 2018: Powerless

I attended the SEJ Annual Conference on Friday to join a conversation on the inaccuracies behind natural gas, as well as a lunch on the rollbacks of the Trump Administration. The session on energy focused mainly on methane gas, which is a short-lived plant pollutant that brings a sliver of hope to the climate change […]

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Press Access & Environmental Coverage in the Trump Era

In the EENews piece, Camille von Kaenel mentions that Rep. Debbie Dingell’s request to tour the EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor in March, and was originally turned down – with the Lab stating that it had no political chaperones around. The Detroit News article also mentions that Dingell’s first request to visit the […]

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Scott Pruitt Surprisingly Changes EPA Policy Regarding who Can Serve as an Advisor

In an article from the Washington Post , Brady Dennis and Juliet Elperin discuss the recent, unprecedented change that Scott Pruitt, the head administrator for the EPA, made regarding who can serve as an advisor. In articles like these that have political debates at their core, its easy to insert bias into one’s writing while discussing […]

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Opposing Viewpoints on Climate Change

When Neil Kagan, adjunct professor in law at the University of Michigan and senior counsel for the National Wildlife Federation, spoke to our environmental journalism class on October 31st, he brought up a point that really struck me as important and overlooked. Though he was discussing the topic of environmental litigation, he referenced climate change […]

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