2012 was a successful year for Clean Water Action. Clean Water Action members helped win more protections for Michigan’s Great Lakes and natural resources from harmful pollution and advanced the fight for clean energy. Despite a few setbacks, it is clear that people want the state to move toward a clean energy future with more jobs and better health for their families and our environment. Clean Water Action is leading the charge — and Clean Water Action members will continue to make the difference in 2013.
In the past year, Clean Water Action elected dozens of clean water leaders to the state legislature and Congress, protected Lake St. Clair from storm water runoff, supported Michigan innovation in auto technology, built a broad base of clean energy supporters, and worked to protect the Great Lakes from fracking.Priorities for 2013 include fighting to boost Michigan’s economy, protect Michigan’s health and environment for future generations by pushing for changes to the state’s energy policy, holding elected leaders accountable, and giving a voice to local communities facing threats from pollution. Read More
Coal ash contains a toxic mix of substances known to be hazardous, including heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury, lead, and selenium. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that a community’s cancer rate is as high as one in fifty when drinking water is polluted with arsenic. Lead, mercury, and other heavy metals in coal ash may also cause developmental disabilities in children. We’re leading the fight to protect our communities from coal ash – will you join us?
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!
Holland stands ready to move past fossil fuels to a future that grows clean energy jobs, realizes cost-savings from energy efficiency programs, and achieves a mission of stewardship through a lowered carbon footprint. Now is the time to take action to tell the city’s leaders that Holland’s true path to energy independence is through maximizing clean energy and energy efficiency investments!