Blog

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

Michigan needs to show leadership on solar power and require all new homes to be built with solar panels when feasible.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

This time of year female Michigan turtles are leaving their aquatic homes to lay eggs on land. If you can safely stop and help them across the road please help them continue in the direction they’re heading.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

The recent flooding in Midland, Michigan, occured upstream of a Dow Chemical facility and the downstream Superfund site related to that facility. We're concerned about the flooding creating toxics releases in addition to the harm to the flooded communities.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

Lots of spring wildflowers are blooming in woodlands around Michigan. Get out and enjoy them!

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

PFAS chemicals concetrate in foam on contaminated surface waters leading to warnings to keep people from exposure to these hazardous chemicals

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

As we see more and more signs, literally, of PFAS contamination in our everydays lives, Environment Michigan will continue to work to protect our families from these chemicals.

When Oxford Dictionaries chooses “climate emergency” as the word of the year for 2019, you know things are changing. Our children are inheriting a world vastly different and more dangerous than the one we grew up in, and we need to act on climate now. 

When Oxford Dictionaries chooses “climate emergency” as the word of the year for 2019, you know things are changing. Our children are inheriting a world vastly different and more dangerous than the one we grew up in, and we need to act on climate now. 

Yet as world leaders meet in Madrid this week to discuss progress towards cutting global warming pollution and hitting the targets of the historic international Paris Agreement, President Trump has vowed to pull our country out. 

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John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

Why do we need federal protection under the Clean Water Act if there are also state laws designed to protect our rivers and streams? The answer is that, all too often, state officials fail to enforce their own laws or side with politically-powerful polluters.

We all want our teeth to be clean after brushing, and our bodies to be clean after showering, but did you know the products used in these everyday activities could be harming wildlife? Hundreds of commonly-used household products contain tiny plastic microbeads, which can be a big problem for our environment. 

Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents of Toledo discovered — we won’t be able to take it for granted anymore.