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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

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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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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News Release

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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