Michigan Environmental Report

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

Here's how we would spend $1 billion

You've likely heard that Michigan's year-end financial housekeeping led to the happy conclusion that the state has a projected surplus of $971 million for the next budget year.

Sarah Mullkoff hired to lead MEC's energy policy work

Sarah Mullkoff

A measured victory for the Au Sable

Deer on Au SableA pristine stretch of Michigan's Au Sable River will keep its scenic character and is safer from pollution caused by oil and gas drilling, thanks to a decision last week from the Department of Natural Resources.

Michigan DNR poised to allow fracking along Au Sable's 'Holy Waters'

The Michigan Environmental Council and our allies are deeply concerned about pending mineral leases that would allow oil and gas drilling along a section of the Au Sable River so pristine and revered by trout anglers that it's known as the Holy Waters.

100 Michigan tourist attractions: How many have you visited?

Trivia time! This quiz, gauging how many Michigan tourist attractions you've visited, is making the rounds on the intertubes this week. Our communications director scored a 69, then suffered the slings and arrows of lesser Michiganders who complained bitterly of the unfairness of it all.

The curious, quiet project to widen seven miles of U.S. 23 between A2 and I-96

Michigan nonprofit goes to bat on behalf of incredible pollinators, mosquito killers

Report: Warming climate threatens deer camp tradition

This is a favorite time of year for many Michiganders: Deer season is in full swing. One MEC staffer has a freezer newly full of nutritious, local venison, while another keeps shaking his head and muttering about a big buck that trotted close but didn't offer a clean shot.