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  The owner of a farm with 198,000 chickens is suing Schoolcraft Township,
asking 
a judge to override a township ordinance and give him the OK to double his
flock.
http://kz.mlive.com/news/stories/chicks.htm

Fenton Twp. - A couple that stopped mowing their back yard and planted 
wildflowers could go to trial this fall, prompting township officials to 
take a closer look at backyard wildlife habitats.
http://fl.mlive.com/news/stories/yardfolo.htm

  A master plan to clean up - and keep clean - the 2,020-square-mile, 
10-county Kalamazoo River watershed will be aired at a public meeting 
Wednesday evening in the Kalamazoo County Center Building, 2900 Lake.
http://kz.mlive.com/news/stories/raprpt$02.htm

  BRIGHTON -The entire city is designated a state Brownfield Redevelopment
Zone.
 http://aa.mlive.com/news/stories/brownfeld.htm

Outdated sewer equipment is just one of the struggles Bay City has to keep the
Saginaw River clean. It is also fighting an uphill battle to largely eliminate
a type of 
toxic chemical called polychlorinated biphenyls from the waste.
http://bc.mlive.com/news/stories/wwtp.htm

   Bay City has been ordered by the Michigan Department of 
Environmental Quality to upgrade its sewer plant to keep PCBs within limits.
http://bc.mlive.com/news/stories/wwtpside.htm

MIDLAND - Residents may have complained, but the state is patting city 
government on the back for speedily moving on its sewer backup problems.
http://sa.mlive.com/news/stories/comply.htm   

    JACKSON COUNTY Up to 95 percent of the emergent wetlands - marshy areas -
are gone from Jackson County, according to the Michigan Natural Features
Inventory.
http://ja.mlive.com/news/stories/07wet.htm

  ADA TOWNSHIP Some residents don't like Amway's plan to stabilize the Grand
River by lining it with wire baskets. 
http://gr.mlive.com/news/stories/river08102302.htm

   ZEELAND -One of the nation's largest power companies is considering
building a 
$200 million electric generating plant in Zeeland.
http://gr.mlive.com/news/stories/zeeland0104301.htm
   
Jackson County searches for owners of unplugged, abandoned water wells that
threaten groundwater.
http://ja.mlive.com/news/stories/wells$01.htm

The debate over drilling for oil and gas beneath Lake Michigan will be 
the topic of a public forum and debate Wednesday at Muskegon Community 
College.
http://mu.mlive.com/news/stories/forum$01.htm

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