Environment Picture

Michigan Environmental Report

Fall 2012

Vol. 30 Issue 4

Great Lakes, energy and trail network on 2013 agenda

A slate of environmental and energy policy initiatives was outlined by Gov. Rick Snyder during his Nov. 28 special address on energy and the environment, including stronger clean energy policies and Great Lakes protections, strategic planning for public lands and development of a trail network spanning the state.
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RELATED TOPICS: clean energy, Great Lakes, land use

Huge win for public transportation

Legislation creating a Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority (RTA), passed in the late 2012 legislative session and signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, is a huge victory for public transportation and the culmination of years of work by the Michigan Environmental Council and its allies.
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RELATED TOPICS: transportation policy

President's Column: Looking ahead in 2013

When it came to environmental issues, 2012 ended on a positive note. We will work to continue that trend in 2013.
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Agenda 21: Smart planning or insidious U.N. plot?

Depending on where you hang your political hat, United Nations Agenda 21’s non-binding set of environmental recommendations is one of two things.
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RELATED TOPICS: land use

Michigan Parks and the Power of Place

Significant changes may be afoot for Michigan’s state parks, following the recommendations of the Michigan State Parks and Outdoor Recreation Blue Ribbon Panel sent to Gov. Rick Snyder in late 2012.
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RELATED TOPICS: conservation, land use
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