News Release | Environment Michigan

President Obama Should Tackle Global Warming in Second Term

As President Obama prepares to deliver his inaugural address on Monday, state associate of Environment Michigan, Virginia Shannon, made the following statement: “We hope the President will pledge to build on the steps his administration has already taken to tackle global warming, for the sake of our environment, our health and our families’ future."

Report | Union of Concerned Scientists & NRDC

Saving Money At The Pump

Making our cars and trucks go farther on a gallon of gasoline is a powerful way to save Americans more than $44 billion annually at the gas pump, reduce carbon pollution, and cut oil dependence.

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.


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. 

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.


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.


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.


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.

News Release | Environment Michigan

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.