A manufacturer-run program for collecting mercury thermostats is failing to keep the toxic heavy metal out of the trash—and the environment. Turning Up The Heat II estimates that, at most, the industry recycling program has captured 8% of mercury thermostats coming out of service in the past decade. This has resulted in the disposal of over 50 tons of mercury into the environment, which can expose people to the neurotoxin through fish consumption.
Coast Guard Sets Inadequate Period for Public Comment & Fails to Set Public Hearing in Newark
CEN cheers legal challenge, raps MDEQ for skipping public notice and comment period and ignoring new, stricter federal emission rules
LANSING- Members of the Clean Energy Now coalition are sharply criticizing the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for renewing Wolverine Power Cooperative’s 18-month-old permit to build a coal-fired power plant in Rogers City—and strongly support the legal challenge to the wrong-headed decision filed in Ingham County Circuit Court on Monday.
LANSING– A recent report from the Environmental Integrity Project named two Michigan coal-fired power plants as some of the most toxic polluters in the United States. Consumers Energy’s JH Campbell Power Plant located in Ottawa County was recognized as one of the largest sources of carcinogenic metal emissions in the country. DTE’s Monroe Power plant was ranked number one as one of the largest sources of toxic mercury. You can view the report here.