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Stopping BP's toxic dumping scheme.

In 2007, BP announced plans to increase its dumping of toxic chemicals into Lake Michigan by hundreds of pounds a day. But through our advocacy and organizing, we helped gather 80,000 petition signatures and forced BP to back down. Environment Michigan has since helped win numerous victories for Lake Michigan, including cleaning up mercury and other industrial toxins.

News Release | Environment Michigan

New report outlines vision for how Ypsilanti can become a “Solar Destination”

Standing at the Ypsilanti Food Co-op today, Environment Michigan released a new Environment Michigan Research and Policy Center report that outlines a vision for how Ypsilanti can become a “Solar Destination”. The report provides a roadmap to help put Ypsilanti on track to have solar on 1,000 roofs by 2020.

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Report | Environment Michigan

Building A Solar Destination

Ypsilanti can become a “Solar Destination.” By collaborating with local businesses, institutions, and community groups, city leaders can foster a solar future that begins to replace the outdated energy sources of the past, while reducing pollution and building a thriving economy.  To hasten the day when solar energy powers our homes, businesses and even cars, Ypsilanti should adopt a bold and achievable goal of installing 1,000 solar roofs by 2020.

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Michigan’s Parks Receive Valentine’s Day Love

On February 14, the 50th anniversary of its original introduction, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced S.338, to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a public land acquisition program that has helped protect places like Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and Au Sable National River in Michigan.

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Students, local officials weigh in on climate change as town hall convenes in Ann Arbor

As scholars and experts gathered for the National Climate Assessment town hall Tuesday, students, local elected officials and Michigan grassroots organizations highlighted the need to move forward with stronger clean air safeguards to protect public health, the Great Lakes, and agriculture in Michigan.

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100 Day Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy Marked with Call for Action on Global Warming

As communities in New Jersey and New York are still struggling to rebuild 100 days after Superstorm Sandy slammed the Mid-Atlantic, Environment Michigan urged state and federal officials to redouble their efforts to tackle global warming. Scientists have warned that global warming is helping to fuel the recent increase in extreme weather, and will make events like Superstorm Sandy, and last summer’s record drought, more severe and more frequent unless more is done to cut the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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