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Attacks on public health defeated—for now.

The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line: In March 2011, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April 2011, the Senate defeated four more bills to cut air pollution.

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2017: a year of drastic climate change, both environmentally and politically | Andrea McGimsey

As if it wasn’t already clear, 2017 provided much more evidence that we are changing our planet in dangerous ways. The average temperature across Michigan was 2.35°F warmer than normal – making it one of the four warmest years in Michigan state history.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environment

Today, the House of Representatives is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintain billions in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers.

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News Release | Environment America

Trump administration announces steps to replace EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Today, the Trump administration took its first step toward rolling back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by announcing a move to replace this critical program that cuts power plant pollution. Environment America released the following statement in response:

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In Step on Climate | Lindsey Mendelson

Two years ago this very day, the United States reached an historic international agreement in Paris committing to address the global threat of climate change with nearly 200 hundred nations. In 2015, the United States was one of the biggest players in the room. Fast-forward to today, and the picture looks quite different. We are the odd one out — the only nation on the planet now stepping away from this critical global action.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Clean cars standards critical for our air, land and Great Lakes

Environment Michigan today called on Michigan members of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce to support the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that have saved Americans billions of dollars at the pump, protected families’ health and benefited Michigan’s air, land and Great Lakes.

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