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Michigan Distilled

"to separate or extract the essential elements or essence of…"

Clean Energy

LSJ op-ed, and our response

Who's suggesting that we replace all our electricity generation with solar?

Public Health

Consider all the costs when debating Detroit’s energy future

Health and environmental costs rarely part of the equation

Transportation Policy

MEC supports Gov. Snyder's call for regional transportation authority in SE Michigan

Authority is key step in connecting people with jobs, schools, housing

Energy Efficiency

Michigan among most improved in energy efficiency

PA 295 Renewable Energy Standard credited

Charitable Giving

Enter now for a season pass at Crystal Mountain!

Raffle gives you a shot at a free season of skiing and supports our programs to protect Michigan's people, water, land and air

Transportation Policy

Legislature paves way for faster, more reliable passenger rail

Detroit-Chicago corridor upgrades on the way with Michigan Legislature's approval of matching funds today

Transportation Policy

New Transportation Vision for Michigan on Twitter

Chris Kolb and Rory Neuner participate in online forum

Food Policy

Experts: Detroiters cut off from healthy food options

Panelist says lack of access killing residents, who suffer from diabetes and other issues

Transportation Policy

Michigan's Baby Boomers face dismal transportation options

Study shows nearly 70 percent of Metro Detroit seniors have poor access to public transportation; other Michigan regions fare little better

Green Economy

Report: Michigan's wind and solar industries encompass 241 companies, 10,000 jobs

State is fourth in solar industry, first in clean energy patents. Another $10 billion in investments in the pipeline

Charitable Giving

Hassle-free donations help build a sustainable Michigan

Sustaining Donors use simple online system to strengthen MEC

Michigan scientists to Congress: Don't cripple EPA's ability to regulate climate changing pollution

Rep. Fred Upton's legislation would undermine agency's legal authority to regulate emissions for major polluters.

Transportation Policy

Study: Michigan creates more jobs, faster, with public transportation and work on existing roads

Finds 79 percent of federal transportation stimulus money went to existing infrastructure, 19 percent to new capacity

MEC Member Groups

Gov. Snyder’s chief to MEC Members: Brace yourself for sweeping changes in state government in 2011

Dennis Muchmore says state's fiscal mess is first, second and third order of business

Environmental History

Michigan's environment and the Snyder administration

MEC Policy Director James Clift shares his perspective on the Environment Report from Michigan Radio.

Clean Energy

Peak Oil: Assessing the Global Supply of Cheap Energy

MEC webinar defines "Peak Oil," shares potential consequences and solutions for a sustainable future

Eight key environmental questions our candidates for governor should answer

League of Conservation Voters seeks specific answers before election day

Transportation Policy

Michigan high speed rail: Robust public session set for Detroit Thursday

Forum will address $160 million in federal rail grants awarded to Michigan this week

Transportation Policy

Modern Michigan High Speed Rail: Flint

State Rep. Lee Gonzales and other elected officials, transportation experts and citizens participate in public forum

Environmental Toxins

"Home Safe Home Party" in Monroe offers testing of children's products

Free event shows you how to make non-toxic cleaning products

MEC Member Groups

Gov.-elect Snyder's chief of staff to highlight MEC annual meeting

Dennis Muchmore, Rebecca Humphries to speak with MEC's member groups

Water Protection

"Fracking" -- Natural gas drilling, water, & chemicals

New gas discovery in Northern Michigan brings many questions

Green Economy

Michigan Energy Fair June 25 - 27 in Novi

Visit MEC at the fair as we present vision of clean energy future; check out Michigan's green energy innovations

Environmental Justice

U.S. Social Forum in Detroit showcases community action

Join Zero Waste Detroit coalition June 26 for rally and march to close incinerator

Transportation Policy

New "Michigan By Rail" website invites you to weigh in at public forums

What's your vision? Get involved this summer at a session near you

Michigan high speed rail: MEC kicks off statewide discussion on the future with Royal Oak forum

Elected officials, public to discuss how to revitalize passenger rail service and freight rail options during open meeting

MEC Member Groups

Join MEC for Environmental Awards Celebration June 9 in Detroit

Faye Alexander Nelson to receive Milliken Distinguished Service Award; Margaret Weber is Petoskey Prize winner

Great Lakes

President Obama selects Lana Pollack to International Joint Commission post

Former MEC president will oversee resource protection and resolve disputes over U.S./Canada boundary waters

Great Lakes

Update: Court refuses injunction to slam door on Asian carp

Great Lakes, Michigan tributaries could be overrun

Great Lakes

Stop the Asian carp from decimating the Great Lakes: Close the locks!

Lawsuit, online petition urge severing of last link between monster fish and world's greatest freshwater resource

Charitable Giving

Enter now to ski free at Crystal Mountain!

Sign up for MEC news and you and a friend could win a day on the slopes, thanks to northern Michigan environmental champions

Clean Energy

Seen on the street in Copenhagen -- a Danish environmental ethic that walks the talk

MEC's Hugh McDiarmid is part of a delegation in Denmark, exchanging information to help Michigan forge green jobs and reduce greenhouse gas pollution

Transportation Policy

Detroit News: Regulations hurting local transit

Columnist highlights "Stranded at the Station," a report on how outdated federal regulations push local transit agencies into layoffs, service cuts and fare increases

Transportation Policy

Complete Streets coalition seeking community partners

Lansing-based alliance is working to ensure our transportation infrastructure accommodates pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and those with disabilities, in addition to automobiles

Water Protection

Learn about Michigan’s new water withdrawal assessment process

Workshops offered for planning and watershed management

Transportation Policy

Michigan public transportation under attack

Senate cuts Amtrak funding by over 50 percent

Climate Change

EPA ruling on carbon dioxide emissions is key first step

Chris Kolb, MEC president, is guest blogger at FreepOpinion

Energy Efficiency

Pact puts Michigan on the path to clean energy jobs and economic growth

Energy efficiency, renewable power standards earn bipartisan OK

Public Health

Help us win $50,000 to protect Michigan children from lead poisoning

A moment of your time can help MEC put a stop to preventable tragedy

Land of the young, daring and bohemian

Great coverage of the creative spirit that will be a crucial element in a more sustainable Detroit

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MEC Land Programs & Sustainable Communities Director

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