The Michigan Senate just released their Clean Energy Future Plan, which will solidify Governor Whitmer’s MI Healthy Climate Plan by transitioning our state to 100% clean energy, all while creating good jobs, lowering costs and protecting our health. We have a real opportunity to create thousands of good paying jobs, reduce costs and put money back into Michiganders’ pockets – all while creating a healthier Michigan for generations to come. Send a message to your lawmaker urging them to support the Clean Energy Future package.
Every Michigander deserves clean, safe water to drink, especially our kids. However, students and kids across Michigan attend schools and daycare facilities with no requirements for the safety of the drinking water. That is unacceptable.
Fortunately, bipartisan “Filter First” legislation recently passed out of committee in the state House. House Bills 4340, 4341 and 4342 would help ensure kids have safe water to drink through a comprehensive program to install filters on drinking and cooking water sources in schools and childcare centers.
Enbridge Energy is officially operating the Line 5 Pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac illegally.
In defiance of Gov. Whitmer’s order revoking Enbridge Energy’s Easement Agreement with the state of Michigan to shut down Line 5 due to the imminent threat to our Great Lakes, Enbridge Energy has continued to keep pumping oil under the Straits of Mackinac.
We know Line 5 was only intended to operate safely for 50 years. We know an oil spill would impact more than 700 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. And we know Line 5 is a ticking time bomb in our Great Lakes that must be shut down.
In early February, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her executive proposal for the 2023-2024 state budget, which focuses squarely on kitchen table issues. The Governor’s budget includes more than $2 billion in funding that will create job opportunities for all Michiganders, put money back in Michiganders’ pockets, and protect our health and our kids’ futures.
Major utility companies set in place an arbitrary 1% cap on the amount of customers that can hook up their rooftop solar installations to the energy grid to sell excess power. That cap has been reached by some of Michigan’s largest utility companies, which means additional customers who want to generate their own clean energy through rooftop solar will be unable to do so.
Senate Bills 152 and 153 would remove unnecessary restrictions on local solar projects, making it easier for communities to generate their own clean, affordable solar energy.
Michigan has the highest energy costs in the Midwest and some of the worst service. Community solar can help residents lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint.
This bill would hold corporate polluters responsible for footing the bill for cleanup of contamination they caused, not taxpayers.
With threats to our air and water quality, we need to hold corporate polluters accountable.
Senate Bill 14 would repeal Public Act 602 of 2018, dubbed “No Stricter Than Federal,” which prohibits the state from setting protections for our air and drinking water that are more stringent than federal standards.
Given Michigan’s devastating history of water pollution and the presence of tens of thousands of contaminated sites across our state, there is an urgent need for stricter, proactive measures to protect the health of our communities. Restoring the state’s ability to set the highest and most protective standards that work for Michigan to protect our water systems and public health.
Over the past three years, Congress has designated new national wilderness areas in several states across the country. By this designation, these areas are protected from threats of development, deforestation and more.
With some of the Upper Peninsula’s most beloved wilderness areas unprotected, now is the time for Michigan to take action to secure its own national wilderness areas – including the Ehlco area, the Trap Hills, Norwich Plains, and the Sturgeon River Gorge – to ensure they are kept pristine and protected for generations to come.
Millions of pieces of food packaging containing toxic PFAS chemicals are used and discarded each day. Once discarded, these toxic “forever chemicals” can seep into our drinking water, causing serious health problems including cancer, liver damage and infertility. But thanks to new legislation, we have a chance to change that.
The Keep Food Containers Safe From PFAS Act (H.R. 6026) being considered by Congress would ban PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) from all food contact materials, helping protect our communities from these toxic chemicals while reducing the amount of PFAS pollution in our land and water.
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