News Release

U.S. Senate Beats Back Harmful Amendments but Drops the Ball on Clean Energy

The U.S. Senate defeated a set of anti-environmental amendments to the transportation reauthorization bill offered by Senators Roberts and DeMint that would have opened protected places off our coasts and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, allowed oil shale extraction on public lands, forced approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and repealed clean energy tax credits.

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. 

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

News Release | Environment Michigan

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.

News Release | Environment Michigan

115 Waterways in Michigan are Contaminated by Mercury Pollution

115 waterways in Michigan have advisories for mercury pollution, according to the latest government data outlined in a new report from Environment Michigan. These advisories instruct citizens to limit their consumption of certain fish in Michigan waterways due to mercury contamination.

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