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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.

News Release | Environment Michigan

EPA Proposes Major Protections for Michigan’s Streams and Wetlands

In the biggest step forward for clean water nationally in more than a decade, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 48% of Michigan’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Fracking by the Numbers: New Report from Environment Michigan Research and Policy Center First to Quantify Damage Done by Gas Drilling

As the gas industry buys up hundreds of thousands of acres across the state, a new report tells a cautionary tale of the threats fracking poses to our water, our air, and our health. The Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center report "Fracking by the Numbers" is the first of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking across the country to date.

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Report | Environment Michigan

Fracking by the Numbers

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States.

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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.  

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