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Clean Water Action Endorses Candidates Throughout Michigan

The grassroots organization announces key 2014 endorsements


LANSING, MI – Today, Clean Water Action, Michigan’s largest environmental and conservation organization, formally endorsed candidates across Michigan. Below is a list of the organization’s endorsements.

“The candidates we have endorsed have made protecting our Great Lakes among their top priorities,” said Nic Clark Michigan Clean Water Action Director. “We have great confidence that they will stand with Michiganders and make great strides toward protecting our Great Lakes, environment, and communities.”

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07/31/2014 - 14:49

Michigan Currents l Spring/Summer 2014

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spring/summer 2014 edition 

Protect Pure Michigan

 Hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing and other outdoor activities are part of Michigan’s culture and way of life. Nearly 84% of Michiganders feel that outdoor recreation is important. 194,000 Michigan jobs and more than $1.4 billion in state and local tax revenues come from outdoor recreation. 
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Clean Water Action’s “Protect Pure Michigan” campaign, launched earlier this year, seeks to protect the state’s air, land, water and Great Lakes from climate change impacts and dangerous pollution. The campaign traveled to Traverse City to speak with business owners there who often rely on tourism to keep their doors open and organized a “business after hours” event at Right Brain Brewery. There, Crystal Mountain Ski Resort CEO, Jim MacInnes, spoke about climate change impacts on his business. Read more 

EPA: Get It Done

Protect Michigan's Water from Toxic Dumping!

EPA: Get It DoneFor too long, the coal industry has polluted our precious Great Lakes and waterways. As stewards of 1/5 of the world’s fresh water, we can’t afford to allow coal plants to continue toxic chemical dumping.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed long-overdue power plant pollution standards to limit the amount of toxic metals and other chemicals that can be dumped in our water. Unfortunately the coal industry is already trying to block them.

Tell the President to require Michigan power plants to clean up their pollution, our Great Lakes way of life depends on it - send a comment today! 

Built By Michigan

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Built By Michigan: Creating Jobs in the Electric Vehicle Industry

Electric cars are the future of the automobile industry and a key to innovation and leadership in technology and manufacturing in the 21st Century. Our state pioneered the auto industry and now we are at the vanguard of its future.

Obama in Michigan - Groups rally in support of Clean Energy and Jobs

Obama in Michigan
Groups rally for Michigan’s future

Warren, MI- Groups from across Michigan gathered at Macomb Community College today carrying signs reading “Support Michigan’s future – Support Clean Energy” and  “Obama supporters want Climate Solutions” to show their broad support for the continued growth of a new energy economy.

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07/14/2009 - 03:00

Join us for a Yoga and Brunch Fundraiser

Lake St. Clair Clean Water Action member and yoga instructor, Sandy Quackenbush, will lead us in a relaxing yoga session on the shores of Lake St. Clair, followed by a delicious backyard brunch.

This event helps support your local Clean Water office and your generous contributions ensure that we can continue our programs to protect our water and Lake St. Clair. Join us for yoga, brunch, or both!

Stand Up for Strong Rules on Carbon Pollution!

#ActOnClimateThe Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments on whether to close the loopholes that allow corporations and big polluters to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution from power plants into our air. This same pollution is already having devastating effects on water from Chesapeake Bay to the Great Lakes to the Colorado River and is putting our agricultural and tourism industries at risk.

Click here to submit your comment today!

Time for More Solar in Michigan - Take Action!

Michigan currently has the opportunity to be a national leader in transitioning our energy production toward a sustainable future and solar power is a tremendous untapped resource. It can reduce the demand on polluting power plants and create local jobs, all while protecting our Great Lakes.Tell Governor Snyder and the MPSC to harness the power of solar!

Dangerous Coal Ash Bills Headed to Senate Committee

Concerned residents question the implications of coal ash pollution on Michigan fresh food

LANSING – Today, concerned citizens and members of the Clean Energy Now coalition delivered copies of Clean Water Fund’s Coal Ash report, Toxic Trash Exposed, to Senate committee members’ offices and urged them to vote “No” on harmful coal ash bills making their way through the Legislature. The bills were voted out of the House two weeks ago.
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05/21/2014 - 06:14

Michigan seeks to expand use of coal ash, but at what cost?

Legislation in Michigan to expand the use of coal ash in road construction and other applications has opponents concerned about potential environmental contamination and subsequent liability.

For at least the past decade, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has sought comprehensive regulations on reusing industrial byproducts like coal ash, the material generated from burning coal for electricity, as an alternative to sending it to landfills.
Published Date: 
05/19/2014
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