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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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It's time for Obama to protect U.S. from mercury pollution

This op-ed, written by Kimberly Hill of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, calls on President Obama to pass a strong standard to limit mercury pollution from power plants. The author makes her case in part by using data provided by Environment Michigan. 

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Schuette fights important mercury regulations

Despite evidence of the impact of mercury on children and public health, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette last month joined with 24 other state attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to scuttle new EPA regulations that would reduce mercury emissions from power plants.
 

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BWL site released 123 pounds of mercury last year

The Lansing Board of Water & Light's Eckert Power Station released 123 pounds of mercury into the air last year. Among power plants in Michigan, it was the eighth- largest producer of mercury pollution, 162nd nationwide, according to federal statistics released by Environment Michigan.

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Michigan ranks 10th in mercury production from power plants

Michigan ranks 10th in the amount of mercury produced by power plants, according to rankings released Thursday by the advocacy group Environment Michigan.

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