Bridging North America requests air permit for Gordie Howe Bridge project


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Bridging North America requests air permit for Gordie Howe Bridge project


The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is holding a public comment period for an air permit requested by Bridging North America.

The comment period will remain open until March 14, 2022.

Bridging North America is proposing install a new natural gas fired unit that will create heat and power, new emergency engines and other equipment in support of the new US Port of Entry and the proposed new Gordie Howe International Bridge, located at 1001 Springwells Court, Detroit, Michigan.

  Map of proposed location for Bridging North America

Facilities requesting to install equipment like this must have an air permit to limit the emissions of air pollutants and to ensure the request will meet air quality standards, including health-based standards. The conditions in an air permit include things such as limiting air emissions and installing and operating equipment in ways to best protect public health and the environment. An air permit would also include testing of equipment to make sure all requirements are met.

A draft air permit is written with these standards in mind, however there are many instances when input from the public creates valuable and important changes to a permit, if and when it is approved.

The public is encouraged to review information about the proposed changes and draft air permit. Comments may be given at any time before the end of the comment period on March 14. The proposed project summary will give a good overview of what Bridging North America is requesting, the contents of the draft permit, and what this may mean to local residents.

Provide Comment:

There are several ways to provide comment on the proposed permit.

  • Attend the online public meeting and hearing
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Join online via computer: pre-register any time or join on March 1 at 6 pm.


Call in to the meeting for audio only: 636-651-3142, and use conference code 374288


  • By U.S. mail: 

EGLE, Air Quality Division, Permit Section, P.O. Box 30260, Lansing, Michigan 48909- 7760. 

  • By voicemail: 517-284-0900

If you have questions about the proposed air permit or how to comment on this proposed air permit, please contact Janelle Trowhill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 517-582-5312.

Information about other air quality actions open for public comment can be found at

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