Senate energy bills fail to protect Michigan ratepayers

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A pair of Senate bills to eliminate Michigan's wildly successful renewable power and energy efficiency standards will lead to major rate increases for families and slam the brakes on economic development in the state, the Michigan Environmental Council told lawmakers today.
Read MoreMay 4, 2016

MEC statement on proposed Lead and Copper Rule reforms

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Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb issued the following statement in response to reforms to Michigan's implementation of the federal Lead and Copper Rule proposed today by Gov. Rick Snyder: "The reforms proposed today are an important first step in what needs to be a major, multi-pronged effort to protect Michigan children by ridding our communities of lead hazards. Governor Snyder has put forth a strong plan for addressing the lead risk in water, and we look forward to working with him and legislative leaders to ensure the proposed programs and policies are adequately funded, swiftly implemented and strongly enforced.
Read MoreApr 15, 2016

MEC commends DEQ decision to maintain oversight of toxic air chemicals

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The Michigan Environmental Council applauded the Department of Environmental Quality's announcement this week that it will continue regulating all air emissions of toxic chemicals, noting that the decision will go a long way in ensuring the department fulfills its primary mission of protecting human health and the environment.
Read MoreApr 5, 2016

MEC applauds state recommendation to keep fish farms out of the Great Lakes

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The Michigan Environmental Council praised a recommendation from three state agencies that Michigan not allow net-pen aquaculture in the Great Lakes.
Read MoreMar 9, 2016

Job Posting - MEC Director of Development

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We are seeking a dynamic, experienced professional to join our team as Director of Development. This position provides leadership for the creation and implementation of strategic fund development initiatives including: major and annual giving, direct mail, events, donor stewardship and recognition, and administration related to development.
View ArticleMar 8, 2016
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MEC: Waukesha's Great Lakes withdrawal proposal doesn't hold water

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A Wisconsin city has failed to demonstrate a sufficient need to divert water from Lake Michigan, and Gov. Rick Snyder should use his authority under the 2008 Great Lakes Compact to reject the proposed withdrawal, the Michigan Environmental Council said Tuesday.
Read MoreMar 1, 2016
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