Michigan Grants Contested Permit But Asks EPA For Advice On EJ Concerns

November 15, 2021
Despite rare environmental justice (EJ) objections from EPA, Michigan environmental regulators have issued a controversial air permit for a hot-mix asphalt plant near Flint, though they are asking the agency for advice on how to better address EJ concerns. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) announced Nov. 15 that it has approved a minor source permit for Ajax Materials Corp. in Genesee Township, including setting site-specific conditions and restrictions that “provide safeguards to ensure compliance with...

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