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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 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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News Release | Environment Michigan

EPA Unveils List of Cities with the Most Efficient Buildings, Detroit Ranks 15th

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released its second annual list of U.S. cities with the most Energy Star buildings.  They found that Detroit ranks 15th in the country, with 62 Energy Star buildings that save the equivalent of 12,500 homes’ electricity usage annually. 

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Building Better: How high-efficiency buildings will save money and reduce global warming

Michigan families could save over $1,100 every year on their energy bills by 2030 (and $1,800 by 2050) if Michigan policymakers invest in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a report by Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center.  During a press teleconference releasing the report, a diverse coalition of organizations, city leaders and clean energy businesses unveiled a letter to the Michigan Senate calling for the immediate passage of PACE clean energy legislation (HB 5640).  The ReEnergize Michigan coalition – a statewide coalition made up of businesses, communities, faith-based groups, environmental organizations and labor unions – also announced its support for PACE and related policies that would boost Michigan’s energy efficiency competitiveness.

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News Release | Environment America

Environmental Groups and Members of Congress Release More Than 400,000 Comments Asking President to Ban Offshore Drilling in New Places

Today, Representative Pallone, NJ-D and Representative Castor, FL-D joined with Environment America, Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, Greenpeace, MoveOn, Oceana, League of Conservation Voters, and Ocean Champions to release more than 400,000 comments from citizens all around the U.S. asking President Obama to protect our oceans and coasts from the expansion of offshore drilling. The comments were submitted on the President’s next 5 Year Drilling Plan from 2012 to 2017 a day before the close of the comment period.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

First Ever U.S. Solar Jobs Census Shows Growth in Solar Workforce

Environment Michigan today released a new report from the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization. The report found that Michigan has the 4th most solar related jobs in the country with an estimated 6,300 people employed by the solar industry. 

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