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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

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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News Release | Environment Michigan

Senator Stabenow to Vote on Attacks on Public Health Tomorrow

Senator Stabenow will be voting on several proposals that would threaten Michiganders’ health by blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to clean up dangerous carbon dioxide pollution. Unfortunately, Senator Stabenow is actually leading the charge on one of these attacks. Global warming presents serious threats to Michiganders’ health, our economy and our future, but these proposals would weaken the Clean Air Act’s ability to protect us from the very pollution that is fueling the problem.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Solar hot water heaters could cut Michigan's global warming pollution by as much as 265,000 cars off the road

Michigan could reduce pollution and dependence on fossil fuels through the deployment of off the shelf, cost-effective solar hot water technology, according to a new report by Environment Michigan. By taking advantage of this cost effective technology to harness solar energy to produce hot water for homes and businesses, Michigan could reduce global warming pollution by the equivalent of taking 265,000 cars off the road.

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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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