Working For A Healthy Environment

We work with almost 70 organizations to promote public policies that ensure Michigan families will enjoy clear waters, clean beaches, beautiful landscapes and healthy communities for years to come.

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Don’t let polluters write the rules

The State Senate recently passed two “fox guarding the henhouse” bills that will let companies who discharge pollutants write our environmental rules

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Environmental Justice Work Group recommendations provide clear path forward to a healthy environment for all Michiganders

The Environmental Justice Work Group (EJWG) appointed by Governor Snyder today publicly released their final report. The 23 members of the EJWG reached strong consensus on the final report’s 33 recommendations to address the Governor’s charge laid out in his 2017 State of the State address. 

Legislation would turn water use decisions in Michigan over to Nestlé and other large water users

Legislation that essentially gives a free pass for large water withdrawals and eliminates public input on large water withdrawals is on a fast track in the Michigan House of Representatives, receiving a hearing within a week of being introduced.

Michigan Environmental Council applauds Consumers Energy sustainability plan released today

Michigan Environmental Council praised the clean energy goals set by Consumers Energy in their sustainability plan released today.

"An 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions is exactly the kind of forward-thinking goal we need to create a clean energy future for Michigan," said Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb.