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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PFAS in Michigan: What we know and what we need

PFAS are a pervasive group of manufactured chemicals that have been found in Michigan's drinking water.

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Statement on passing of Representative Isaac Robinson

“Man, Isaac was crazy,” said MEC CEO Conan Smith, who knew Representative Robinson for more than two decades. “He was just crazy for justice.” MEC is so saddened to learn of the tragic death of State Representative Isaac Robinson yesterday. Rep. Robinson was a powerful advocate for his constituents. His passion for doing the right thing on behalf of his community -- the residents of the City of Detroit -- was truly inspiring. 

Statement: Statewide moratorium on water shut-offs

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Saturday requiring water reconnections to homes that have been disconnected due to nonpayment or damaged infrastructure and allocating $2 million in state grants to local utilities to cover associated costs. Conan Smith, president and CEO of Michigan Environmental Council, issued the following statement on the order.

MEC, allies continue to push DTE on rates, clean energy

DTE Energy’s attempts to significantly raise rates on residential customers and continue operating dirty, expensive power plants recently took a significant hit from an administrative law judge who issued a set of recommendations on the utility’s proposed rate case.