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Attacks on public health defeated—for now.

The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line: In March 2011, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April 2011, the Senate defeated four more bills to cut air pollution.

News Release | Environment Michigan

Environment Michigan Endorses Rep. Gary Peters, Releases Ad Highlighting Terri Lynn Land’s Ties to Polluting Koch Brothers

Environment Michigan, the statewide citizen-based environmental advocacy group, conducted a two week ad campaign they recently ran highlighting U.S. Senate Candidate Terri Lynn’s ties to the billionaire polluters Charles and David Koch. Environment Michigan endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Gary Peters for the seat. Shelley Vinyard, Regional Program Director for Environment Michigan, released the following statement.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

EPA Proposes Major Protections for Michigan’s Streams and Wetlands

In the biggest step forward for clean water nationally in more than a decade, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 48% of Michigan’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Fracking by the Numbers: New Report from Environment Michigan Research and Policy Center First to Quantify Damage Done by Gas Drilling

As the gas industry buys up hundreds of thousands of acres across the state, a new report tells a cautionary tale of the threats fracking poses to our water, our air, and our health. The Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center report "Fracking by the Numbers" is the first of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking across the country to date.

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Report | Environment Michigan

Fracking by the Numbers

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States.

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