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News Release | Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center

New report: By electrifying all its buildings, Michigan could reap some of the highest health and climate benefits in the country

Michigan ranks 7th in the nation for potential reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and potential reduction of gas usage, according to a new report released today by Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center, PIRGIM Education Fund and Frontier Group.

News Release | Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center

New report: Michigan could provide nearly three-quarters of its future electricity from offshore wind

Michigan could provide nearly three-quarters of its future electricity needs using offshore wind, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA acts responsibly by relaunching climate science and policy website

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency reinstated its website centered on climate science and policy on Thursday. This information was removed from the EPA website by the previous administration. This relaunch is a strong signal that the Biden administration will restore the role of science in protecting our communities and public health. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. 

Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden administration will make historic commitments to protecting America’s natural heritage

WASHINGTON -- As part of an executive order, President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday a stop on all new drilling in public lands and waters. The president will also set a goal of protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by the year 2030.

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