Celebrate with us and raise a glass to remarkable Michiganders! Join us for the 2014 Great Lakes Awards Celebration! The celebration is Tuesday, April 22nd from 5:30 - 8:00 at HopCat -300 Grove St., East Lansing.
Interested in sponsoring the celebration? Visit this page to find out how!
For 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.
It’s time for Michigan to set a positive example by increasing our use of clean energy and energy efficiency. Health studies show coal plants contribute to escalating health costs and illness, as well as environmental contaminants that pollute our air and Great Lakes. We’re calling on Governor Rick Snyder to be a leader in clean energy by holding utilities to stronger standards and putting public interests ahead of corporate profits. Investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency will create thousands of good jobs, lower utility costs for ratepayers, and protect the Great Lakes.
Send a letter to Governor Snyder today - ask him to ensure Michigan is a leader in clean energy!
Energy efficiency programs save people money and shrink carbon footprints by helping customers reduce their need for electricity. The best ways for us to help Michiganders improve their energy efficiency is with programs that incentivize home weatherization, mechanical and lighting improvements, and upgrading to energy efficient appliances. These programs reduce utility bills, improve property values, and create thousands of skilled jobs in every corner of the state.
The hydraulic fracturing process takes millions of gallons of fresh water from Michigan aquifers and mixes it with a dangerous blend of toxic chemicals including known carcinogens and neurotoxins. The chemical cocktail is injected deep into the ground under extreme pressure, blowing apart shale rock and releasing trapped natural gas.