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The EGLE Has Landed for Earth Day, So it's Time to Get Used to This Renamed State Agency

April 22, 2019, 10:58 AM

On Earth Day, not coincidentally, our state recycles an agency name.

The 24-year-old Department of Environmental Quality goes to the dump and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy is born -- dubbed EGLE for short (and for cleverness).


It's still a steward of air, water and soil quality, with added missions in a bureaucratic shuffle by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. By executive order, she moves the Office of the Great Lakes from the Department of Natural Resources into EGLE's nest, and also creates an Office of Climate and Energy in the renamed department.

Though the order was signed 60 days ago, there still are online bumps. The agency website has its new logo and other updates, though the About EGLE page still has tabs labeled "Inside DEQ" and "Working for DEQ."

Here's a one-minute launch video with soothing music and a comic book-like word describing the amount of fresh water in Michigan:

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