Beach closures from pollution, particularly fecal contamination, occur too frequently across Michigan and around the country. Washington D.C. needs to invest in our infrastructure to protect our water.
Michigan cities lags behind their peers across the country in installing solar power in the last year in a ranking of cities nationwide for solar energy capacity (per capita). The results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities: The Top US Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.
Chemical plants, manure lagoons, coal ash pits, and other facilities that create potentially harzardous pollution are too often sited next to or nearby our surface waters. This risky practice has resulted in numerous spills of toxic pollution into our waters. We need to better protect our waters from these facilities.
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