Items Tagged with 'EPA'


Wolverine Worldwide continues contamination cleanup

CAG meetings will continue this year to keep stakeholders informed of remediation progress.

January 3, 2020
Since October, Wolverine Worldwide has been conducting remediation work at the site of its former tannery in Rockford, and the maker of apparel and footwear is now in the process of isolating the waste at the former House Street disposal site to prevent it from spreading in the groundwater. Read More

EPA signs off on $46M plan to clean up Kalamazoo River

November 3, 2017
| By AP
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on a five-year, $46-million plan to clean up a stretch of the Kalamazoo River that's contaminated from past paper production. Read More

Health department evacuates downtown building

June 16, 2016
A commercial building in the downtown area has been evacuated, and the feds have ordered a cleanup of the facility due to high levels of a carcinogen. Read More

Letter: Clean air necessary

October 30, 2015
Editor: I was pleased to see the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s recent article on the new EPA limits on ozone pollution (“Air quality remains hot topic despite stricter EPA limits,” Oct. 26, 2015). Read More

Air quality remains hot topic despite stricter EPA limits

Grand Rapids area is among worst in the state for ozone levels.

October 23, 2015
LANSING — Stricter new smog limits by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may improve air quality, but some regions of Michigan have a long way to go to meet it, according to an air quality advocacy group. Read More

Consumers Energy reaches settlement with EPA

It will spend more than $2B to reduce air pollution.

October 24, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Consumers Energy reached a major settlement in federal court in September with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will require the utility to spend more than $2 billion upgrading equipment to reduce air pollution at its coal-fired plants. Read More

City’s solar-generating proposal moving forward

The Office of Energy and Sustainability is planning to issue an RFQ/RFP.

September 12, 2014
A combined RFQ-RFP will hopefully be issued by the city of Grand Rapids by late October to start the process of finding qualified solar energy developers willing to submit bids for a proposed generating facility on the city-owned former Butterworth landfill site. Read More

Meijer reduces carbon footprint by 60 percent

November 15, 2013
As part of its ongoing green initiatives, Meijer Inc. said it has utilized innovative technology to improve fuel efficiency in its fleet, resulting in a 60 percent reduction in the company’s carbon footprint since it first began implementing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 near-zero emissions standards three years ago. Read More

LG Chem finally begins battery production

November 1, 2013
LG Chem Michigan in Holland is now producing commercial lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Read More

EPA seeks applicants for $9.5M in Great Lakes funding

July 16, 2013
| By AP
TRAVERSE CITY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has $9.5 million to distribute for Great Lakes projects and is looking for takers. Read More