Clean Energy in Michigan

Fighting for a clean energy future in Michigan, to protect our health, reinvest in our communities, and reduce climate-changing pollution.

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Michiganders Need Utility Shutoff Protection Now

We are deeply concerned about Michiganders struggling economically during this COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for many to lose access to gas a

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2019 Michigan Legislative Scorecard

In 2018, Michigan voters went to the polls and voted overwhelmingly for candidates who promised to clean up our drinking water, hold corporate poll

Extreme Weather Highlights Urgent Need for Energy Infrastructure Updates Across Midwest

Recent IPCC and federal studies are clear: we have to act now. Bold decisions are needed to decarbonize power girds and invest in renewable energy sources to . The polar vortex and deep freeze across the Midwest is another reminder that we need strong local and state leadership to fill the vacuum created by a federal pull back on action on climate.

 

Clean Water Action Endorses Gary Peters for US Senate

“From increasing funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to standing up against the Trump administration’s dirty water agenda, and making Enbridge Energy officials publicly answer for their inability to protect the Great Lakes from a Line 5 oil spill, Gary Peters has been a true fighter for the waters that define our state," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "We know that Senator Peters will continue to stand up to corporate polluters and advocate for our water in Michigan during his next term,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

From We All Live Downstream

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January 28, 2019

Lame Duck Heroes and Zeros

The end of 2018 was record-breaking. After passing 351 bills over the course of the first 22 months of Michigan’s 99th legislative session, lawmakers passed a whopping 408 bills in a frenzied four-week long lame duck session. This was the busiest and the most environmentally destructive lame duck session in state history. Many of the bills passed were so widely unpopular that sponsors neglected to introduce them until after things died down post general election.

Burning Tires is NOT Clean Energy!
April 23, 2015

This post originally appeared on Eclectablog You know that warm, cozy feeling you get from seeing black toxic plumes of smoke billowing up from a pile of burning hazardous rubbish and industrial waste? (No, I didn’t think so.) Well, earlier this month Republican State Representative Aric Nesbitt introduced an eight-bill package that redefine burning old tires as “renewable energy”. (Yes, you read that right.)

March 5, 2015

I imagine that reading about “Sulfur Dioxide” may, at first, sound about as interesting as reading through your old high school science homework, and nowhere nearly as interesting as say, a good Stephen King thriller.  But what if I told you that Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) was even scarier than the books in your typical Horror section . . . and posed a far more realistic threat than vampires and haunted cars?