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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 | Union of Concerned Scientists & NRDC

Saving Money At The Pump

Making our cars and trucks go farther on a gallon of gasoline is a powerful way to save Americans more than $44 billion annually at the gas pump, reduce carbon pollution, and cut oil dependence.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

New Report: Strong Energy Efficiency Policies in Energy/Climate Legislation Would Save Michigan Families $211 per Year, Create 19,600 Jobs

A new national report finds that Michigan households would save an average of $211 per year and 19,600 sustainable jobs would be created in the state over the next ten years if Congress acts now to include strong energy efficiency improvements in energy and climate legislation. The report, entitled Energy Efficiency in the American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009: Impacts of Current Provisions and Opportunities to Enhance the Legislation, was released by Environment Michigan and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.  The efficiency provisions would prevent 10 million metric tons of global warming emissions, this is the equivalent of removing the pollution from over 1.8 million cars from the road for a year.   

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Record-breaking transit ridership saved fuel equal to the amount consumed by 61,800 cars in Michigan last year

In 2008, people in Michigan saved 35.6 million gallons of gasoline by riding transit in record numbers – the amount consumed by 61,800 cars in Michigan. Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our dependence on oil, and about one-third of our carbon dioxide pollution Environment Michigan outlined in their new report “Getting On Track: Record Transit Ridership Increases Energy Independence.”

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News Release | Environment America

Plug-in Electric Cars Can Lower Global Warming Emissions, Oil Consumption and Unhealthy Air Pollution

Increasing America’s use of  plug-in electric (PEV) and plug in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) would dramatically reduce emissions that cause global warming and air pollution and would curb our dependence on oil, according to a new white paper released today by Environment America, at the North American International Auto Show. 

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News Release | Environment Michigan

New Report Outlines Bold New Vision for Solar in America

From laundromats and baseball stadiums, to homes and cars, solar energy is already enhancing energy security and reducing pollution in America.  A new Environment Michigan report outlines a vision for using the sun to meet 10 percent of the United States’ total energy needs by 2030.

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