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Consumers Energy settlement a milestone in climate action

If approved, Michigan will be on track for carbon neutrality by 2050

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Lead Education Day Keynote Address

Learn about the plight of lead poisoning, especially in rentals, and what we can do


This environmental investment is among the largest in decades

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Our Agenda for Change

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

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Consumers Energy settlement a milestone in climate action

A settlement agreement filed by a major Michigan utility company will be a critical step in combating the climate crisis, reducing coal plant pollution in air and water, and supporting green jobs.

Let the sunshine in, say lawmaker, industry & advocates

Whether from advocates, lawmakers or industry leaders, the message was the same at Tuesday evening's town hall: pointless restrictions on who can use solar energy must end.

Panelists of the event hosted by the Michigan Environmental Council and Michigan United each encouraged the passage of House Bill 4236. The bill, sponsored by 10 Republicans and three Democrats, would lift the cap on distributed generation. This would allow anyone to generate energy, like solar, on their business or property and get credit for any excess energy they send back to the grid.

This environmental investment is among the largest in decades

This is big. Like, really big. 

It's not often we get to celebrate a truly good environmental win. Sometimes good legislation is dead on arrival. Sometimes it stalls out as a new guard of politicians arrives. And sometimes good policy is paired with the ambivalent or bad.

But on March 30, Gov. Whitmer signed into law $2.5 billion in funding to better water, parks and communities, and it's almost wholly good news. It stems from earlier proposals by Gov. Whitmer and Republican Sen. Jon Bumstead, and it's supported by leadership from both political parties.