News Release | Environment Michigan

New Report: Businesses Can Innovate to Reduce Toxic Chemical Use

Environment Michigan released Safer By Design: Businesses Can Replace Toxic Ingredients through Green Chemistry, a new report that highlights 14 businesses across the country that are innovating to cut toxic chemicals from their products, while creating green jobs and boosting the economy.

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.

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.

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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New Report: Strong Energy Efficiency Policies in Energy/Climate Legislation Would Save Michigan Families $211 per Year, Create 19,600 Jobs

A new national report finds that Michigan households would save an average of $211 per year and 19,600 sustainable jobs would be created in the state over the next ten years if Congress acts now to include strong energy efficiency improvements in energy and climate legislation. The report, entitled Energy Efficiency in the American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009: Impacts of Current Provisions and Opportunities to Enhance the Legislation, was released by Environment Michigan and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.  The efficiency provisions would prevent 10 million metric tons of global warming emissions, this is the equivalent of removing the pollution from over 1.8 million cars from the road for a year.   

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