Pages tagged "environmental health"
Help us tell the DEQ: Michigan families aren't guinea pigs
For more than a year MEC has been sounding the alarm about the state's plan to deregulate emissions of some 500 toxic chemicals into Michigan's air.Read more
Flint water crisis: Policy changes needed to restore public trust
At pivotal moment for climate, two Michigan marches seek action, justice
Two landmark marches for climate justice are coming up in Michigan.Read more
New fund supports expansion of healthy food across Michigan
A new loan and grant fund aims to improve public health and drive economic growth in Michigan by expanding access to healthy food in underserved communities.Read more
Toxic rule fouls DEQ's clean air celebration
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality last week kicked off a "Year of Clean Air" to celebrate 50 years of protecting Michigan residents from air pollution.Read more
Success! New budget continues funding to prevent lead poisoning
MEC joins clean air crusaders at Mama Summit
MEC rallied at the Capitol this week with dozens of concerned parents to educate legislators about the negative health impacts coal plants have on children.Read more
Lead Education Day: MEC and partners take to the Capitol to protect Michigan kids
The Michigan Environmental Council joined more than 30 advocates at the State Capitol yesterday to educate lawmakers about the dangers of lead poisoning and the urgent need to maintain the state's current funding for removing lead hazards from homes.Read more
Lame duck update: The Ugly, the Good and the Bad
With Michigan's lame duck session in full swing, we thought we'd update Michigan Distilled readers on what has been a veryinteresting-yes, we'll go with interesting-week at the Capitol.Read more
MEC, ZWD urge lawmakers to send waste-to-energy bill to the trash heap
Update 2: The Senate did not take up HB 5205 before the end of the legislative session, so the bill is dead (for now). Thanks to everyone who spoke out against this bad legislation and in support of real renewable energy!
Update: The House has approved HB 5205. Please join MEC in urging your senator to stop this irresponsible bill from moving any further.
The Michigan Environmental Council and Zero Waste Detroit are urging lawmakers to vote down legislation approved by a House committee that would expand the state's definition of renewable energy to include the burning of hazardous waste, warning that it would harm the health of Michigan residents and hobble the state's growing clean-energy industryRead more