News Release | Environment Michigan

Budget Threatens Michigan’s Public Health & Environment

A budget bill being pushed in Congress this week includes a number of measures that would threaten Michigan’s public health and environment, according to Environment Michigan. Under the bill, 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 industrial pollution sources; and the EPA would be barred from restoring Clean Water Act protections for many of the nation’s most vulnerable waterways. 

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.

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.

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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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