Michigan Environmental Report

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

'All of the above'

It is trendy these days to champion every imaginable energy resource under (and including) the sun. Who hasn't heard a politician, pundit, so-called energy expert or even President Obama declare support for using all options at our disposal to solve the nation's energy problems?


DTW shuttle: Too convenient?

Check out this pitiful example of how to cut off your nose to spite your face.


Turning crusaders to milksops

Renewable energy sure takes a beating from free marketers like Heritage Foundation policy analyst Ben Lieberman, who said in November saying wind power is "a bubble which bursts as soon as the government subsidies end."


Thursday Linkaround


Mine tax: Investment in Michigan's rural future

A new mining era is dawning in the Upper Peninsula. At least five big operations are getting underway or entering the permitting process, and maybe half a dozen more are busily exploring and testing the waters for future mines.


Bullroar!!

Since the ideal height of Michigan trees has been adequately covered by Mitt Romney, we tree huggers are moving on to a different topic.


Hello & Welcome!

Welcome to Michigan Distilled, the Michigan Environmental Council's latest vehicle to bring ideas, analysis, news, and a bit of fun to the public discourse.


When Our Rivers Caught Fire

John Hartig’s book chronicles fires on horrifically polluted Rouge River and three others, and the public outcry that stopped them.