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Governor Announces Sweeping Changes

Feb 08, 2019

On Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued two executive orders and an executive directive making changes to environmental oversight in Michigan. Executive Order 2019-2: Restructures the Department of Environmental Quality as the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. It creates new offices within the department, including the Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate, the […]

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Governor Whitmer Signs First Executive Directive

Jan 04, 2019

On her first full day in office, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed her first Executive Directive.  Aimed at state department employees, the directive’s goal is to ensure any imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare is immediately reported, assessed, and investigated by department employees, department directors, and agency heads. “Governor Whitmer is fulfilling a campaign […]

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Governor Issues Executive Directive on PFAS Response

Oct 05, 2018

This week, Governor Rick Snyder issued an Executive Directive to develop a readiness plan to manage expedited responses when PFAS contamination is discovered. It also encourages coordination between state and local agencies in response to nationally emerging PFAS contamination. PFAS contamination has been moving to the forefront of environmental issues facing Michigan and Governor Snyder […]

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Governor Calls for Increased Community Relationships

Oct 07, 2016

On Tuesday, Governor Rick Snyder signed Executive Directive 2016-2, seeking to improve the trust and cooperation between the public and members of law enforcement.  The directive tasks the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) to produce a public report addressing the topic of fostering public trust in law enforcement within one hundred and twenty […]

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