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Guest Blog: Flint — No Longer Out of Sight, Out of Mind

It seems the whole country is talking about Flint. There is justifiable outrage about the process, the horrible impact on the community, and the failures to detect and swiftly respond to the Flint water crisis. There has been a lot of finger pointing about who is responsible, but little discussion about preventing this from happening again.

Blog: Michigan Needs Mix of Alternative Energy Sources

A recent op-ed in argued that legislation pending in Lansing regarding Michigan’s electrical system is wrongheaded. The authors focus on the proposed elimination of the renewable portfolio standard that requires 10 percent of Michigan’s electricity be generated by renewables by this year. The legislation and op-ed article contend the new law would cost Michigan energy jobs.

Guest Blog: Is Elon Musk a modern day Edison?

One of the common refrains about solar and wind is that the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow. In short, solar and wind can't always provide energy when consumers need it. Oftentimes, that means that solar and wind have been consigned as a supplemental resource.

Regarding the Right to Water

Protests were held in Detroit on Friday to challenge the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s recent shut-off initiative. The United Nations has published a number of statements regarding residents’ “the right to water.” Certainly,...

Blog: Regarding the Right to Water

Protests were held in Detroit on Friday to challenge the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s recent shut-off initiative.

Detroit Water and the United Nations

Now this is a black eye that the city of Detroit does not need. As regular readers know, I suspected that the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department would become a “hot potato” in the...

Blog: Detroit Water and the United Nations

As regular readers know, I suspected that the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department would become a “hot potato” in the city’s reorganization efforts. It has, but not quite the way I expected.

Supreme Court Decides CTS Corp. vs. Waldburger

States' Statutes of limitations comes under question.

Blog: Blight Busting in Detroit

Last week, the city of Detroit rolled out its plan to battle blight. Of course, the national press highlighted the traditional “bad news about Detroit” story that we’ve heard for 40 years, replete with the traditional photo of the Renaissance Center with a burned-out house in the foreground.

Climate Change and Infrastructure

As we rebuild our state’s infrastructure, we need to think about doing it right the first time.

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