Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press

Keith Matheny

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Keith:

Enbridge to court: State can't override feds' pipeline regulation on Line 5

The Michigan Public Service Commission, also Tuesday, rejected Enbridge's request to fast-track a tunnel under the Straits for a new pipeline → Read More

What's your home's flood risk? New study measures it for every parcel nationwide

First Street Foundation's flood assessment method finds 70% more parcels at flood risk nationwide than are noted by FEMA. → Read More

Canadian utility formally drops underground radioactive waste storage next to Lake Huron

Ontario Power Generation must now find another long-term solution for the radioactive wastes from its 20 nuclear reactors → Read More

AG Nessel seeks court order halting Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline operations in Straits

Nessel's move comes as Enbridge revealed it started flowing oil and gas through one of its twin underwater Straits pipes again over the weekend. → Read More

Gov. Whitmer questions Enbridge CEO about new Line 5 pipeline damage

The latest disclosure of damage to the oil pipeline along the Straits of Mackinac bottom "should be the end of the line for Line 5," one critic said → Read More

'This one is bizarre': High water, erosion create floating island in Muskegon Lake

The patch of ground and vegetation probably broke away locally - but maybe not. "I'm bewildered," a local scientist said → Read More

EPA fines Enbridge $6.7 million over failure to fix pipeline safety issues

The pipeline fixes Enbridge failed to address were in a 2017 consent decree with the U.S. Justice Department, settling the 2010 Marshall oil spill → Read More

Company behind shoreline collapse on Detroit River proposes new seawall

The dock collapsed last November amid high water levels and under the weight of aggregate piles stored along the Detroit River without proper permits → Read More

Kroger, Meijer officially reopen bottle, can returns in Michigan

While some stores began taking returnables again last week, Michigan's two largest supermarket chains, Meijer and Kroger, waited until Monday. → Read More

State sues Edenville Dam owner Boyce Hydro over Midland flooding

State also seeks immediate action on remaining, Tobacco River side of Edenville Dam, which is damaged and could cause more flooding → Read More

Midland County, Mich., Flood Damage Price Tag at $175 Million

More than 2,500 homes, businesses and nonprofits were damaged or destroyed by the floods, with estimated losses of $175 million. Some 150 homes were destroyed, with another 790 suffering major damage that may yet be declared total losses. → Read More

After Midland flood, Wixom, Sanford lake residents face long, complicated restoration

How, and even whether, the nearly century old dams that failed last month will be restored remains uncertain. But life around the lakes will change. → Read More

Great Lakes water levels set all-time May highs — and continue to rise

Though most of May was dry, days of torrential rainfall that caused dam failures and catastrophic flooding in Midland County also fueled the Great Lakes' rise. → Read More

Michigan announces independent team to look into Midland-area dam failures

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announced a six-person team to look into the failures of the Midland-area dam failures. → Read More

Sanford Dam also failed, state confirms; GOP calls for AG Dana Nessel's recusal

State Attorney General Dana Nessel's office should not be looking into the Edenville Dam collapse, Michigan's GOP chairman says → Read More

Michigan's dam safety unit: 2 staff for entire state, a supervisor, and $397K

Michigan relies on more than 1,700 private dam owners to do the right thing. What happens when they don't, or can't? → Read More

Dam owner Boyce Hydro, state regulator EGLE spar over Midland flood blame

Boyce states EGLE cracked down on its winter lake level reductions, and, with property owners, "pressured" the dam operator to restore higher water → Read More

Feds revoked failed Edenville dam's license in 2018 over inability to handle big floods

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission spent 14 years trying to get the Edenville dam's owners to improve spillway protection. → Read More

EGLE said failed Midland County dam in 'fair' condition after inspection in late 2018

The Edenville Dam breached amid heavy rains Tuesday, causing historic flooding along the Tittabawassee River in Midland County. → Read More

Michiganders wait — and wait — to redeem $50 million in bottle, can deposits

Of the ten U.S. states with bottle and can deposits, Michigan is the only one to completely shut down the ability to return them due to COVID-19. → Read More