Reducing global warming pollution

Together, we’ve made hard-won progress in the race to protect our children from the worst consequences of global warming. This past June, after more than 3 million Americans urged President Obama to act on climate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants — the single largest sources of global warming pollution.


Global Warming Solutions

Nobody wants our kids to inherit a world where floods in Genesee County and devastating drought—or worse—are the new normal. That’s why it’s so important we reduce the pollution fueling global warming. The less we pollute now, the safer our climate will be for future generations. We’ve launched a campaign to get information to more than 1 million Americans about the local impacts of global warming, the threats of power plant pollution, and the impact President Obama’s Clean Power Plan will have on our children’s future.

News Release | Environment Michigan

Pres. Obama to Unveil Plan to Address Climate Change

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, record drought in many states, and wildfires in Colorado, Pres. Obama has announced that he will unveil a climate action plan tomorrow designed to cut the carbon pollution fueling global warming and advance clean energy solutions. Environment Michigan and many other organizations applauded the announcement.  

News Release | Environment Michigan

Students, local officials weigh in on climate change as town hall convenes in Ann Arbor

As scholars and experts gathered for the National Climate Assessment town hall Tuesday, students, local elected officials and Michigan grassroots organizations highlighted the need to move forward with stronger clean air safeguards to protect public health, the Great Lakes, and agriculture in Michigan.

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100 Day Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy Marked with Call for Action on Global Warming

As communities in New Jersey and New York are still struggling to rebuild 100 days after Superstorm Sandy slammed the Mid-Atlantic, Environment Michigan urged state and federal officials to redouble their efforts to tackle global warming. Scientists have warned that global warming is helping to fuel the recent increase in extreme weather, and will make events like Superstorm Sandy, and last summer’s record drought, more severe and more frequent unless more is done to cut the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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Michigan State Legislators Applauded for Calling on President Obama to Prioritize Action on Global Warming

Today, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) delivered to President Obama a letter signed by 302 state legislators from 40 states, including 8 Michigan legislators, urging him to prioritize tackling global warming in his second term. The move was applauded by Environment Michigan and other environmental advocates across the country. 

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."

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New Draft Report: Global Warming Affecting Michigan in Big Ways

Michigan and surrounding states are experiencing more severe heat waves, threats to the agricultural sector and more extreme rainfall events and flooding due in part to global warming, according to the new draft National Climate Assessment report released on Friday, January 11. The draft report incorporates input from more than 240 experts from around the country, and from federal agencies including the Department of Energy and NASA.

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New Report: Extreme downpours on the rise in Michigan

Less than three months after a major rainstorm in Flint led to nearly four feet of water on the roadways and flooding of area businesses and homes, a new Environment Michigan Research and Policy Center report confirms that extreme rainstorms are happening 37 percent more frequently in Michigan since 1948.