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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

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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News Release | Environment Michigan

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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Michigan State Legislators Applauded for Calling on President Obama to Prioritize Action on Global Warming

Today, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) delivered to President Obama a letter signed by 302 state legislators from 40 states, including 8 Michigan legislators, urging him to prioritize tackling global warming in his second term. The move was applauded by Environment Michigan and other environmental advocates across the country. 

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President Obama Should Tackle Global Warming in Second Term

As President Obama prepares to deliver his inaugural address on Monday, state associate of Environment Michigan, Virginia Shannon, made the following statement: “We hope the President will pledge to build on the steps his administration has already taken to tackle global warming, for the sake of our environment, our health and our families’ future."

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