Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press

Keith Matheny

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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  • USA TODAY
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Recent articles by Keith:

I-696 green ooze site cleanup to cost 'millions' — and taxpayers will likely foot the bill

State environmental officials said contaminated soil will need to be removed from beneath the Electro-Plating Services site in Madison Heights → Read More

Great Lakes Water Authority manager fired after questioning new retirement cash for CEO

She told a GLWA board member that a new benefit program and changed-on-the-fly policies meant a retirement windfall for the CEO. Then she was fired. → Read More

How to hold an ice festival in 54-degree temperatures

Tents, refrigerators and a lot of dry ice will keep the 38th Annual Plymouth Ice Festival as frozen as possible this weekend as temperatures warm → Read More

Property owner blamed for green ooze on I-696 left barrels strewn on Thumb land

Michigan EGLE is conducting soil and water testing after empty barrels found on Gary Sayers' land in Sanilac County's Marion Township → Read More

Company that caused I-696 ooze called 'imminent and substantial hazard' in 2016

Electro-Plating Services in Madison Heights was repeatedly issued violation notices for improper storage of hazardous waste → Read More

What's happening with that supposed gold mine of potash beneath Michigan?

A grassroots environmental group has challenged Michigan Potash Operating LLC's permits, saying project will threaten ground and surface water in area → Read More

Lawmakers: Don't leave river bank collapse cleanup to company that spilled it

Detroit Bulk Storage was "operating illegally, without proper permit" when Nov. 26 shoreline collapse occurred on Detroit River, spilling aggregate → Read More

Michigan health department gets $1 million federal grant to study PFAS health impact

The state health study will look at PFAS exposures in west Michigan, including northern Kent County and the city of Parchment and Cooper Township in Kalamazoo County → Read More

'Climate strikes' across Michigan, world seek action on global warming

More than 4,000 events globally, about 1,000 in the U.S. were slated for Friday, to urge action on humans' role in warming the climate. → Read More

Climate change transforming where fish in the Great Lakes region live

Warming temperatures in the Great Lakes are already causing population shifts among cold water and warm water fish, including those in inland lakes. → Read More

PFAS compounds show spike in city of Monroe, Frenchtown water systems

Local officials stress that the water in Monroe and Frenchtown is still safe to drink, as the levels are well below federal health advisory guidelines. → Read More

Judge rejects tribe's bid to declare big chunk of Up North its reservation

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians contended that parts of Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs and more Up North areas were tribal lands → Read More

Arcadia Bluffs adds sign: Stop hitting golf balls into Lake Michigan

The move comes after the Free Press sent a diver off Arcadia Bluffs' 12th tee in July, who found hundreds of golf balls on the Lake Michigan bottom. → Read More

Upper Peninsula mine approved despite major concerns from DEQ and EPA staff, records show

The life of the mine is planned at approximately seven years. → Read More

Upper Peninsula mine approved despite major concerns from DEQ and EPA staff, records show

A Canadian mining company plans an open-pit sulfide mine 150 feet from the Menominee River. Evaluators found problems, regulators OK'd it anyway. → Read More

Michigan agency held meeting with Upper Peninsula mine applicant to avoid public records

An applicant for a controversial, open-pit mine near the Menominee River wanted to avoid negative public reaction to the plans it submitted to DEQ → Read More

Upper Peninsula mine approved despite major concerns from DEQ and EPA staff, records show

A Canadian mining company plans an open-pit sulfide mine 150 feet from the Menominee River. Evaluators found problems, regulators OK'd it anyway. → Read More

DTE Energy rate hikes among biggest in country — as reliability still lags

Two months after being approved for a $273.3 million rate hike, DTE Energy is requesting a bigger hike for 2020. → Read More

DTE Energy rate hikes among biggest in country — as reliability still lags

Two months after being approved for a $273.3 million rate hike, DTE Energy is requesting a bigger hike for 2020. → Read More

Michigan's worst 'environmental injustice' areas ID'd

Of the top 10 with the highest (worst) environmental justice scores, five are in and around Grand Rapids, three around Detroit, two around Kalamazoo → Read More