Denby: A Detroit neighborhood by and for the people

High schoolers turn community barriers into benefits with democratic design

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Tell Your Lawmaker: Remove the Limit on Rooftop Solar in Michigan

Business is booming, and people want to save on their bills.

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Lead filter funding will protect 1.5 million children

Gov. Whitmer’s executive budget to provide significant funding for safe water in schools

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Working For A Healthy Environment

We lead a coalition of organizations protecting the health of Michigan's people and environment

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Our program priorities detail Michigan's opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Michigan Environmental Report

Michigan Environmental News

Under House GOP budget, say 'So long' to parks, pollution protections

In April, Michigan House Republicans set forth budgets that, if approved, would send our state into a tailspin of instability, threatening the lives and livelihoods of Michiganders in every political district.

House Bills 4395 and 4397 passed out of House subcommittees with only Republican approval. If made law, the Departments of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) would only be able to function about 12 weeks at a time on budgets 25% of what they are now.

We need lead-free school funding in our next budget

Neither Michigan Senate or House FY22 school budgets included a $55 million appropriation in grants for schools to install and maintain filtered water fountains with bottle fillers and, in some cases, on-tap filters.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s FY21 supplemental appropriation recommended funding this critical program, which would protect nearly 1.5 million children and tens of thousands of adults from lead exposure from their school’s drinking water.

Water infrastructure bills would protect our health and environment

The Michigan Senate Environmental Quality Committee passed a bipartisan bill package in 6-0-1 vote today that would make Michigan’s water cleaner and create thousands of jobs, all without taxpayer dollars.

Over $293 million in water infrastructure grants for local governments and residents would be available through a budget appropriation recommendation by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer through her MI Clean Water Plan and bolstered by Sens. Rick Outman’s (R-Six Lakes) and Paul Wojno’s (D-Warren) Senate Bills 319 and 320.