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By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.
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."
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.
President Obama will sign into law a bill that extends key tax credits for wind power and averts the 'fiscal cliff.' The main federal incentives for wind power – the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – expired on December 31, 2012, but with today’s new law will now be available for wind power projects that start construction over the next year, allowing for continued growth of Michigan and American wind power.
On the day that Governor Snyder delivered a special message on energy and as more Michiganders call for action to tackle global warming in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Environment Michigan released a new Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center report that shows that Michigan’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 48,000 cars off the road per year.
Coal- and natural gas-fired power plants pollute our air, are major contributors to global warming, and consume vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. Wind energy has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.