Entries by Jim Malewitz

Here’s what Gretchen Whitmer’s new PFAS water rules mean for Michigan

  Michigan has taken a major step toward regulating dangerous PFAS chemicals in drinking water supplies.  By Jim Malewitz, Bridge Magazine Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last week formally proposed limits on seven types of PFAS that would apply to about 2,700 public water systems around Michigan. The announcement came seven months after she directed her Department of […]

Whitmer orders Michigan to set PFAS standards, setting up clash with GOP

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has kickstarted efforts to set a statewide standard for PFAS, hazardous chemicals that are increasingly befouling Michigan waters.

Gov. Snyder signs Michigan lame-duck bills opposed by environmentalists

New legislation may impact Michigan’s response to PFAS contamination. 

Minnesota has fought PFAS for years. Here’s how its plan can help Michigan

FLINT — Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan is the nation’s leader in responding to PFAS, harmful industrial chemicals regulators are increasingly finding in Michigan waters. “We’re doing things that no other states are doing in our nation,” the Republican told reporters in late August. “We’re helping lead the national effort.” Actually, Minnesota has been there […]

Michigan PFAS by the numbers: How much is unsafe?

Confusion runs rampant about PFAS dangers. The federal government and states can’t agree on how much is unsafe for states. Here’s a primer on what’s known so far.