Michigan Environmental Report

News from Michigan Environmental Council on public policies affecting the health of Michigan's people and environment

Gov. Snyder visits Michigan's "Big Wild"

Our ears perked up when we learned recently that Gov. Rick Snyder and his family took a trip this summer to the Pigeon River Country State Forest.

Thank you to our generous donors

We are grateful to the following individuals and organizations who made financial contributions to the Michigan Environmental Council, December 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016.

Three key questions in Michigan's energy debate

The Senate Energy and Technology Committee continues to deliberate on a package of bills that lay out a misguided approach to Michigan's energy future–one that would suspend Michigan's transition to cleaner energy sources, lead to major rate increases for Michigan families and throw a wrench in economic development in our state.

18th Annual Environmental Awards Celebration recognizes outstanding environmental leaders

Looking back on it, things really couldn't have gone much better.In fact, our 18th Annual Environmental Awards Celebration on July 20 may have been the best one yet. Almost 200 sponsors and guests turned out. The atmosphere was festive. Silent auction bidding was competitive. And our honorees were inspiring.

Denby High project hits milestone as Skinner Playfield takes shape in Detroit

What began three years ago in the classrooms of Detroit's Denby High School–and the imaginations of its students–took a major step toward becoming reality this summer.

Guest post: Other hidden costs of Line 5

Editor's note: The following guest post was written by Stanley "Skip" Pruss and originally ran on the blog of 5 Lakes Energy, where he is principal and co-founder. It is re-posted here with permission.

MEC praises southeast Michigan leaders for giving voters a say on the future of regional transit

Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb on Thursday issued the following statement praising southeast Michigan leaders for reaching an agreement that will allow voters to have their say on the Regional Transit Authority's plan for the four-county area's transportation future

MEC uses panel appointment to push for more recycling and composting, less landfilling

Michigan's landfill-first approach to waste management is getting a much-needed overhaul, and MEC is helping to lead the charge.