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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.

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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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News Release | Environment Michigan

President Obama Expected to Stand Up to Big Oil on Keystone XL Pipeline

According to media reports, President Obama and the State Department today will reject an effort to force administration approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. 

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Clean Car Standards are a Win for Michigan

New clean car standards proposed by the Obama administration will save the average Michigan family $240 a year at the gas pump in 2030 and bring thousands of jobs to the state, according to an analysis outlined today by Environment Michigan and allies.  The report, from the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Natural Resources Defense Council, was outlined just days before Detroit is set to host one of three national public hearings on the new proposed clean car standards

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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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