News Release | Environment Michigan

New Report: Detroit Named 23rd Smoggiest Large Metropolitan Area in the Country

U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke joined Environment Michigan, the League of Women Voters of Michigan, and Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision to release a new report showing that the Detroit area ranks as the 23rd smoggiest large metropolitan area in the country.

News Release | Environment Michigan

Record-breaking transit ridership saved fuel equal to the amount consumed by 61,800 cars in Michigan last year

In 2008, people in Michigan saved 35.6 million gallons of gasoline by riding transit in record numbers – the amount consumed by 61,800 cars in Michigan. Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our dependence on oil, and about one-third of our carbon dioxide pollution Environment Michigan outlined in their new report “Getting On Track: Record Transit Ridership Increases Energy Independence.”

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. 

News Release | Environment America

Environmental Groups and Members of Congress Release More Than 400,000 Comments Asking President to Ban Offshore Drilling in New Places

Today, Representative Pallone, NJ-D and Representative Castor, FL-D joined with Environment America, Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, Greenpeace, MoveOn, Oceana, League of Conservation Voters, and Ocean Champions to release more than 400,000 comments from citizens all around the U.S. asking President Obama to protect our oceans and coasts from the expansion of offshore drilling. The comments were submitted on the President’s next 5 Year Drilling Plan from 2012 to 2017 a day before the close of the comment period.

News Release | Environment America

Nuclear Power Regulators Find Faults in U.S. Nuclear Emergency Preparedness

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a public meeting today to release the 60-day findings of the NRC task force reviewing NRC processes and regulations in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns.  The review found faults in plant preparedness systems and the regulations that prescribe the extent of those systems.  For example, the review highlighted the fact that ‘Severe Accident Management Systems’ are inconsistently implemented across the country.  The NRC has continued its licensing and re-licensing of nuclear reactors without any new protections against disasters.

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