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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 Draft Report: Global Warming Affecting Michigan in Big Ways

Michigan and surrounding states are experiencing more severe heat waves, threats to the agricultural sector and more extreme rainfall events and flooding due in part to global warming, according to the new draft National Climate Assessment report released on Friday, January 11. The draft report incorporates input from more than 240 experts from around the country, and from federal agencies including the Department of Energy and NASA.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

President Obama, Congress Save Wind Power in Fiscal Cliff Agreement

President Obama will sign into law a bill that extends key tax credits for wind power and averts the 'fiscal cliff.' The main federal incentives for wind power – the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – expired on December 31, 2012, but with today’s new law will now be available for wind power projects that start construction over the next year, allowing for continued growth of Michigan and American wind power.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Wind Energy in Michigan Prevents as Much Global Warming Pollution as Taking 48,000 Cars Off the Road Each Year

On the day that Governor Snyder delivered a special message on energy and as more Michiganders call for action to tackle global warming in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Environment Michigan released a new Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center report that shows that Michigan’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 48,000 cars off the road per year.

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Report | Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center

Wind Power for a Cleaner America

Coal- and natural gas-fired power plants pollute our air, are major contributors to global warming, and consume vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. Wind energy has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Clean Water Act Turns 40- Progress Made, More Needed

Today, October 18, 2012, marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a landmark environmental law. The Clean Water Act was enacted after years of citizen outrage about massive and persistent water pollution across the country. The EPA should restore Clean Water Act protections to all streams, set tough limits on pollution from factory farms and protect drinking water from drilling.

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