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Toxic taps: Hazardous chemical plumes are growing at a former Air Force base in northern Michigan

Last fall, Kathy Abernathy and Doug Trittin plunked down $720 to replace the pump that delivers groundwater to the taps in their Oscoda Township home, just a few blocks from Lake Huron. A couple of weeks later, they learned their well water was contaminated and were advised not to drink it or cook with it.
View ArticleAug 7, 2017  •  Spring / Summer 2017 - Michigan Environmental Report

Summer is the perfect time to speak up for Michigan's public health and natural resources

Summer is officially here, which means the legislature is off for its summer recess and many Michiganders are headed to their favorite vacation spots in the Great Lakes state. Summer sees us shifting gears here at MEC too. Instead of working the halls of the State Capitol, our staff is traveling the state, engaging the public on a multitude of issues. Since the legislators have left Lansing, we plan to take our concerns to their hometowns, and we’re inviting you to join us.
View ArticleAug 7, 2017  •  Spring / Summer 2017 - Michigan Environmental Report

Job Posting - Policy Associate / Energy

Michigan Environmental Council seeks a Policy Associate to coordinate and support MEC efforts to defend Michigan’s environment by shaping policy decisions made in the State Capital. With a primary focus on energy policy, this position will also assist all other MEC policy areas and initiatives. This position utilizes a range of skills and relationships to strengthen Michigan’s economic resilience in the face of climate change, fuel price uncertainty, pollution-related health impacts, and other challenges linked to our energy system. This position will be based in MEC’s Lansing, Michigan, headquarters.
View ArticleAug 3, 2017  •  Spring / Summer 2017 - Michigan Environmental Report
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