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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

Congressman Peters Standing Up for Michiganders' Health Within Federal Budget Debate

As negotiations around funding for the federal government continue into the weekend in Washington, D.C., Congressman Gary Peters is taking actions to ensure that the final bill does not include attacks on Michiganders’ public health and our environment. Congressman Peters signed onto a letter this week to House Speaker John Boehner, urging him not to allow any attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to clean up dangerous pollution.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Senator Stabenow, Representative Upton to Vote on Attacks on Public Health Today

Polluters and their allies in Congress are launching an all-out attack on Michigan’s public health and our environment today, and Senator Stabenow and Representative Upton are actually leading the charge on pieces of this attack. Global warming poses serious threats to Michiganders’ health, our economy and our future, but these polluters’ 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

Senators Stabenow and Levin Side with Polluters Over Michiganders' Health

Today, Senator Stabenow and Senator Levin voted for a dangerous attack on Michiganders’ health that would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to clean up dangerous carbon dioxide pollution. Four proposals—dubbed “The Filthy Four”—that would have prevented the clean-up of carbon dioxide pollution were considered and blocked in the U.S. Senate.

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News Release | Environment America

Senators Propose Comprehensive Bill To Get Off Oil

The week before Americans celebrate Independence Day, Senators Jeff Merkley, Tom Carper, Michael Bennett and Tom Udall have introduced the Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act. 

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Report | Environment Michigan Research and Policy Center

Toxic Waterways

Coal-fired power plants are the single largest source of mercury pollution in the United States. Emissions from these plants eventually make their way into Michigan’s waterways, contaminating fish and wildlife.

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