Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING, MI--   In response to President Trump’s threat to send federal law enforcement into cities across the nation, including Detroit, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statements:  

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan has joined four other states and Washington DC to challenge how the US Department of Education is allocating money for schools.

The funds come from the CARES Act to assist schools with their COVID-19 responses. But Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the department and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have put their own spin on the law.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A judge has ordered Enbridge Energy to shut down a set of twin pipelines that run through the Straits of Mackinac.

That’s in response to a request filed by state Attorney General Dana Nessel. The attorney general asked for the temporary shutdown of the twin pipelines that carry oil and natural gas liquids after Enbridge reported damage to an anchor support.

Ryan Jarvi with the attorney general’s office says that leaves many unanswered questions about the safety of Line 5 and whether it should even be in the Great Lakes.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan Attorney General wants Line 5 shut down until damage is investigated.  

After an unknown incident caused Enbridge Energy to shut down the east leg of Line 5 last week, Attorney General Dana Nessel has requested that the entire pipeline be temporarily shut down until the damage is investigated further.

Nessel filed the request in Ingham County Circuit Court Monday night.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has unveiled several changes she hopes to make to policing in the state.

Among the changes Nessel proposed Tuesday is one that would create a public registry of verified police misconduct claims meant to increase transparency and prevent problem officers from getting rehired in law enforcement elsewhere.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan joined 22 other states and the District of Columbia Wednesday in filing an environmental protection lawsuit.

State Attorney General Dana Nessel wants to preserve fuel economy standards set during the Obama administration.

Michigan’s auto companies are split on whether to support the new rules that roll back emissions standards for cars and trucks. The new federal rules set less-ambitious goals to boost fuel economy.

LANSING, MI--   Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan State Police Col. Joe Gasper are aware that some Michiganders are expected to protest at the Capitol in Lansing Thursday and are reminding residents that public safety should be a priority for everyone and that state laws will be enforced. 

The Attorney General’s office is working in coordination with the Michigan State Police and the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office to ensure any protests that occur at the state Capitol are peaceful and free of violence and intimidation. 

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan’s attorney general is backing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, telling local law enforcement officials that her stay-at-home directive and restrictions on places of public accommodations are valid and enforceable.

Tuesday's letter comes days after Republican lawmakers refused to extend an emergency declaration.

LANSING, MI--   The following is a press release from Attorney General Dana Nessel's office:

MENOMINEE, MI--   Three Menominee businesses were served with “cease and desist” letters for staying open during Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Menominee County Prosecutor Jeffrey Rogg sent the letters Thursday to Auto Credit Center, Grow Masters Indoor & Outdoor Gardening Supplies and Holy Smokes Tobacco Shop. None of the businesses is considered critical under the order, but reports indicated they were still open.