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Building Better: How high-efficiency buildings will save money and reduce global warming

Michigan families could save over $1,100 every year on their energy bills by 2030 (and $1,800 by 2050) if Michigan policymakers invest in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a report by Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center.  During a press teleconference releasing the report, a diverse coalition of organizations, city leaders and clean energy businesses unveiled a letter to the Michigan Senate calling for the immediate passage of PACE clean energy legislation (HB 5640).  The ReEnergize Michigan coalition – a statewide coalition made up of businesses, communities, faith-based groups, environmental organizations and labor unions – also announced its support for PACE and related policies that would boost Michigan’s energy efficiency competitiveness.

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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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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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Senator Stabenow Continues Attack on Public Health

Rather than heeding the science and letting EPA do its job to protect public health and our environment, Senator Stabenow is trying to give the biggest polluters a free pass to keep polluting and threatening our health. Senator Stabenow should abandon her dangerous attack on our public health, and instead stand up for cleaner air and a healthier future. Sen. Stabenow’s proposal is one of four similar proposals—dubbed “The Filthy Four”— that the U.S. Senate could consider as soon as Monday.

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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.