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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.

Report | Environment Michigan Research and Policy Center

When it Rains, it Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Among the expected consequences of global warming is an increase in the heaviest rain and snow storms, fueled by increased evaporation and the ability of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture.

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Report | Environment Michigan

Summer on the Road

As summer approaches, the dangers of our continued dependence on oil are apparent everywhere we look. In 2012, we have already experienced the hottest average temperatures ever recorded through April in the United States. At the same time, increasing evidence is still coming forth of long-lasting harm from the BP oil spill, and other tragic spills have occurred in waterways throughout the country since.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Clean cars would save Michigan residents money, slash oil use and pollution this summer

As Michigan residents get ready for summer road trips, an Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the state.

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News Release

U.S. Senate Beats Back Harmful Amendments but Drops the Ball on Clean Energy

The U.S. Senate defeated a set of anti-environmental amendments to the transportation reauthorization bill offered by Senators Roberts and DeMint that would have opened protected places off our coasts and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, allowed oil shale extraction on public lands, forced approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and repealed clean energy tax credits.

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New fuel efficiency standards will create jobs, save billions

Recently proposed clean car standards present huge wins across the board for Michigan: for our environment, our economy and our national security. And for those who think clean cars are here before their time, a recent national Consumer Reports poll found that 77 percent of likely voters think that car manufacturers should produce more fuel-efficient vehicles. Michiganders are clearly ready for cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars that create less pollution and save them money at the pump.

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