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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Michigan

Following 2008’s Hurricane Ike, New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

On the heels of a summer that saw many parts of the country hit by record heat, severe storms and damaging floods, a new Environment Michigan report documents how global warming could lead to extreme weather events becoming even more common in the future.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

America Cannot Afford Big Oil's Plan

After a year in which America’s dependence on oil caused our nation’s largest environmental catastrophe, put billions of tons of pollution in our atmosphere, and undermined our economic and national security, the American Petroleum Institute (API) today proposed an energy plan that would further degrade our environment, endanger public health, boost Big Oil profits, and deepen our dependence on oil.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Senators Stabenow and Levin Urged to Protect Public Health, Reject New Dirty Air Bills

We are pleased that Senators Stabenow and Levin have not joined Senators Barrasso and Rockefeller in doing the bidding of the nation’s biggest polluters and placing the health of Michigan’s children, elderly citizens and other vulnerable populations at risk. The EPA and the Clean Air Act have been successfully protecting public health and the environment from dangerous pollution for four decades and this success should be built upon—not torn down.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Upton-Inhofe-Whitfield Dirty Air Bill is a Threat to Public Health

Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) joined the ranks of Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) by launching their own attack on public health and the Clean Air Act yesterday. Two days after Senators Barrasso and Rockefeller introduced dangerous legislation to block new public health protections, Rep. Upton, Rep. Whitfield and Sen. Inhofe released sweeping draft bill language that would block Clean Air Act limits on carbon dioxide and other global warming pollutants, overturn scientific findings regarding the threats posed by global warming, and even block states from moving ahead with their own clean car standards.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Public Health & Environment at Risk under House GOP’s Continuing Resolution

Provisions within the House Republican leadership’s proposed continuing budget resolution released late yesterday would place America’s public health and environment at risk. Most notably, the Environmental Protection Agency would be barred from taking any action to clean up carbon dioxide and other global warming pollutants from coal-fired power plants, oil refineries and other stationary pollution sources; EPA would also be barred from restoring Clean Water Act protections for many of the nation’s most vulnerable waterways.

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