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Enbridge to begin rock, soil sampling in Straits of Mackinac

Jun. 17, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. said Monday that it is moving ahead with the collection of rock and soil samples in the Straits of Mackinac while it prepares for a court battle with Michigan's governor over a planned oil pipeline tunnel there. The Canadian company, which has been drilling into...

Flint water decision shows legal complexities of disaster

Jun. 14, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A surprise decision by Michigan prosecutors to drop all pending charges in the Flint water crisis and restart a three-year investigation is a reminder of the legal complexities surrounding the disaster. Seven of 15 people had taken plea deals with no jail time, and their records will...

Prosecutors drop Flint water charges, promise fresh probe

Jun. 13, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history. The stunning decision came more than three years — and millions...

Key moments in Flint, Michigan's lead-tainted water crisis

Jun. 13, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch. Officials said that since the election of a new attorney general, they have acquired a lot of new evidence that significantly...

Enbridge seeks court ruling on Great Lakes oil pipeline deal

Jun. 6, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. said Thursday it will go to court after failing to strike a deal with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on building an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel that connects Lakes Huron and Michigan. The Canadian company said it will ask the state Court of Claims to...

Where things stand in the Flint water crisis investigation

Jun. 4, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Questions abound after Michigan authorities executed search warrants in recent weeks to take from government storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder, top aides and other government employees in a long-running criminal investigation of Flint's water crisis....

Correction: Flint Water story

Jun. 4, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story June 3 about the criminal investigation of Flint's water crisis, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of current and former state employees whose mobile devices or hard drives were seized from government storage with search warrants. It was 67, not 66. A...

Mobile devices of ex-Gov. Rick Snyder, other Michigan officials seized in Flint water probe

Jun. 3, 2019 3:28 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mobile devices of ex-Gov. Rick Snyder, other Michigan officials seized in Flint water probe.

Enbridge offers 2024 finish for Great Lakes tunnel project

May. 30, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. said Thursday it could have a proposed oil pipeline tunnel built and operating beneath a crucial Great Lakes channel by early 2024, responding to demands from Michigan officials to expedite the shutdown of existing twin pipelines. The Canadian company said it had...

Michigan AG: Lame-duck ballot drive law is unconstitutional

May. 22, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said Wednesday that a Republican-enacted law making it harder to put proposals on the statewide ballot is unconstitutional, declaring that lawmakers had no authority to impose a geographic limit a circulating petitions. Democrat Dana Nessel's opinion binds...