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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

A decade of progress positions America for a clean energy future

America’s states, local governments and institutions are ushering in a new  era of clean energy, despite federal policies designed to prop up polluting and outdated fossil fuel industries.

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Report | Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center

Accidents Waiting to Happen: Coal Ash Ponds Put Our Waterways at Risk

Clean water is essential to America’s health and welfare. Our lakes, rivers, streams and creeks provide us with water to drink, add character to our most beautiful natural places, and give us places to fish and swim. Unfortunately, our waterways are under constant threat of pollution from dangerous facilities located along their banks. These facilities are accidents waiting to happen.

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News Release | Environment Michigan

Ypsilanti’s leadership ranks it high in per capita installed solar energy

The City of Ypsilanti’s impressive growth in solar energy installations lands it among the nation’s leading cities for installing clean energy from the sun.

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Report | Environment Michigan

Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America

Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has over 53 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – enough to power 10.1 million homes and 26 times as much capacity as was installed at the end of 2010.[1] Hundreds of thousands of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.

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Report | Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center

Troubled Waters 2018

Over a 21-month period from January 2016 to September 2017, major industrial facilities released pollution that exceeded the levels allowed under their Clean Water Act permits more than 8,100 times. Often, these polluters faced no fines or penalties.

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