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June 22, 2020

Enbridge was having a good few weeks until last week

One fight that Attorney General Dana Nessel picked after taking office was to challenge Enbridge Energy’s plan to build a new tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac to install new oil and gas pipelines to replace the infamous and aging Line 5 which sits on the bottom of the straits connecting Lakes Michigan and Huron. …

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February 18, 2020 | Jaffe Law

Why Due Diligence? The Lawyer’s View

Environmental due diligence typically breaks down into two types: (1) researching residual environmental contamination on a property; and (2) evaluating environmental compliance. The second set is more typical when one is buying an operating business.  Here, we discuss both

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January 30, 2020 | Jaffe Law

Michigan Sues 17 Manufacturers over PFAS/Publishes Draft PFAS Drinking Water Rules

                 Last week, the State of Michigan joined a number of other states that have filed lawsuits against 17 manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — collectively known as PFAS, which have been linked to cancer and other health problems.  Scientists who study PFAS consider the substances to post significant public health threat …

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December 31, 2019 | Jaffe Law

Hybrid Car – good for the environment and good for my wallet?

As my last car grew older, my kids would often ask, “will your next car be electric?”   They know of my passion for new technologies and that I am concerned about our environmental footprint.  I also try to be frugal and have been known to hold onto a car for many years.  Late in 2018, …

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December 30, 2019 | Jaffe Law

With the impacts of climate change, it is no surprise that storms have gotten larger and flooding more significant

  With the impacts of climate change, it is no surprise that storms have gotten larger and flooding more significant. In the last two years, Michigan had greater flooding, particularly of its farm fields, than had been seen in decades. https://www.crainsdetroit.com/news/farmers-plans-wash-away-michigans-wettest-season-record The national flood insurance program (NFIP) operations have remained pretty much the same since …

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