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Michigan's top court wants to hear more about permit dispute

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The Michigan Supreme Court is looking at a dispute between environmental groups and a steel factory in suburban Detroit. Environmental groups sued in 2014 after Michigan regulators changed an air-quality permit at the AK Steel plant in Dearborn, formerly known as Severstal. 

AK Steel argued that critics waited too long to challenge the permit in court. But a Wayne County judge and the Michigan appeals court have ruled against the company. In an order dated Friday, the Supreme Court said it will hear arguments at a future date.

The court could take some action or it could allow the appeals court decision to stand.

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