Michigan Wetlands Law in Jeopardy; Chamber Fighting to Protect Property Rights

May 26, 2017

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) continues to battle with the EPA over what Michigan's wetlands law should include or exclude to comply with federal wetlands laws and rules. Without resolution, Michigan could lose its federally-delegated authority to administer wetlands permits, which would lead to a more challenging environment for obtaining permits.

This week, the Michigan Chamber, in partnership with the Michigan Farm Bureau, submitted a formal written request to new EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, to take a second look at Michigan's wetlands law to determine if the law complies with federal requirements.

The Michigan Chamber will continue to fight on behalf of members to maintain a responsible and fair wetlands law that does not destroy property rights and stifle business growth. For more information, contact Jason Geer at jgeer@michamber.com or (517) 371-7673.