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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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Environmental Group challenges and praises U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow

A state environmental group applauded and challenged U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow Thursday for her stance on federal air pollution laws.

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New Report: Detroit Named 23rd Smoggiest Large Metropolitan Area in the Country

U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke joined Environment Michigan, the League of Women Voters of Michigan, and Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision to release a new report showing that the Detroit area ranks as the 23rd smoggiest large metropolitan area in the country.

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Michigan’s Air so is Polluted, It’s Scary

A ghastly concoction of mercury, smog, and other dangerous pollutants have made our air downright frightening to breathe, according to Environment Michigan’s The Ten Scariest Facts about Michigan’s Air. 

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Senators Stabenow and Levin Vote to Protect Public Health

To the disappointment of major polluters, today the U.S. Senate defeated Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s bid to allow more soot and smog-forming pollution from power plants (SJ Res 27). Sen. Paul’s legislation would have put 1,405 lives at risk every year in Michigan alone. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin stood up for public health and voted against this dangerous proposal.

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President Obama & EPA Protect Public Health, Announce Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants

President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. A record 907,000 Americans submitted comments on the standard, which is expected to cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent.

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