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National Wildlife Federation v. Department of Environmental Quality

A Michigan appellate court upheld the state environmental agency's decision to grant mining and discharge permits to a company to develop an underground mine to extract nickel and copper from the sulfide ores beneath the headwaters of...

National Wildlife Federation v. Department of Environmental Quality

A Michigan appellate court upheld the state environmental agency's decision to grant a groundwater discharge permit to a company in connection with its plan to develop an underground mine to extract nickel and copper from the sulfide...

Hughes v. Department of Environmental Quality

A Michigan appellate court held that Mich. Admin. Rule 324.102(x), which defines the term “injection well,” does not include wells completed using hydraulic fracturing. Accordingly, "frack" wells are not subject to the environmental...

Bitler Investments II, LLC v. Marathon Petroleum Co.

The Seventh Circuit held that a lower court should have awarded a real estate firm double damages for harm caused by an oil company during its attempt to clean up pollution at gas stations in Michigan the firm leased to it. The firm...

Gmoser's Septic Service, LLC v. Charter Township of East Bay

A Michigan appellate court held that Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act does not preempt a local ordinance requiring all septic tank waste collected from within a township to be taken to a specific treatment...

Department of Environmental Quality v. Worth Township

The Michigan Supreme Court held that under the state's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), a municipality can be held responsible for, and required to prevent, a discharge of raw sewage that originates within...

Taylor Land Group, LLC v. BP Products North America, Inc.

A Michigan appellate court reversed the dismissal of a property owner's trespass claim against a prior owner of the...

Anglers of the AuSable, Inc. v. Department of Environmental Quality

The Michigan Supreme Court vacated its previous decision at 41 ELR 20056 in which it held that a company's plan to discharge contaminated water...

Abnet v. Coca-Cola Co.

A district court granted in part a bottling company's motion to dismiss individuals' tort and state law claims against it for...

Michigan Farm Bureau v. Department of Environmental Quality

A Michigan appellate court upheld the state environmental agency's concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) rule. The challenged...