The Michigan Environmental Protection Act of 1970 (EPA) represents a departure from the long-standing tradition under which control of environmental quality has been left almost exclusively in the hands of regulatory agencies: it gives to ordinary citizens an opportunity to take the initiative in environmental law enforcement.
Joseph L. Sax & Roger L. Conner,
Michigan's Environmental Protection Act of 1970: A Progress Report,
Mich. L. Rev.
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mlr/vol70/iss6/2