News Release | Environment Michigan

First Ever U.S. Solar Jobs Census Shows Growth in Solar Workforce

Environment Michigan today released a new report from the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization. The report found that Michigan has the 4th most solar related jobs in the country with an estimated 6,300 people employed by the solar industry. 

News Release | Environment Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Under Threat from Underfunding

A new report, The Best of America Under Threat from Underfunding, released today by Environment Michigan showed that visitorship to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is on the rise. But even as Sleeping Bear Dunes draws more and more visitors, it could face budget cuts in the coming year- leaving it with fewer resources for maintenance, upkeep and stewardship. 

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.