Michigan Office of the Great Lakes to join new department

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Feb. 5, 2019

Michigan Office of the Great Lakes to join new Environment, Great Lakes and Energy Department

In a Feb. 4 executive order, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a restructuring of Michigan’s environmental and natural resource agencies as part of her vision to improve Michigan’s air, land, and water; protect public health; and encourage clean energy.

Executive Order 2019-2 creates the new Environment, Great Lakes and Energy Department (EGLE), formerly known as the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes and Michigan Agency for Energy will join the new department.  

The OGL remains committed to its work with federal, state and local partners to fulfill its mission to protect, restore and sustain our Great Lakes and fresh water resources.

Updates will be posted via the OGL e-mail list and the OGL Twitter account as they are made available.

Read Governor Whitmer's press release ►