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Take Action: Tell EPA you support their carbon rules

It's finally time to take action on climate change as a country! The EPA has proposed new rules that would set our first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, calling for a 30% emissions reduction by 2030 over 2005 levels. If implemented, these new rules would mark the largest single step our country has ever taken to address climate change. Read More »

Health Professional Sign-on Letter to Regulate Carbon Emissions

The Ecology Center has partnered with organizations from across the Midwest region in order to encourage and demonstrate support for regulating carbon emissions from existing power plants. Read More »

Snyder fails to deliver on energy policy

Environmental groups across the state, including the Ecology Center, panned Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's comments about energy policy during his state of the state address in January. Read More »

Governor Snyder fails to show leadership on energy policy

“There is a line from the movie Dangerous Liaisons that ‘one does not applaud the tenor for clearing his throat’,” according to Alexis Blizman, legislative and policy director at the Ecology Center. Read More »

Ecology Center, Physicians for Social Responsibility applaud Governor Snyder’s energy recommendations

The package of energy proposals announced by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Dec. Read More »

Webinar: Health Impacts of Coal with Dr. Alan Lockwood

Dr. Lockwood will be presenting an overview of the life cycle of coal; from extraction to combustion and beyond for health professionals and those interested in public health issues. He will also discuss coal’s impact on air, water, climate change, as well as our economy. Finally, Dr. Read More »

Energy efficiency could reduce need for polluting coal power plants

Energy-efficiency efforts by Michigan’s utilities over the past decade have been shown to be cost effective, lowering costs for consumers and reducing the need for new power plants, according to a report issued by the state government Oct. Read More »

Ann Arbor city council calls for divestment from fossil fuels

The Ann Arbor city council has adopted a resolution calling on the city’s retirement board to divest from fossil fuels, making the city one of the first 20 cities in the country to pursue divestment. On a national level, the divestment campaign has been spurred by Bill McKibben, the influential writer and teacher who was a founder of 350.org. Read More »

Michigan should generate 30 percent of its own energy from renewable sources, report says

Renewable energy in Michigan is getting cheaper all the time and is now less expensive than almost every other electricity source, according to a report released by the state government today (Sept. 20). Read More »

Ecology Center joins broad coalition supporting Obama on carbon standards for power plants

Eighteen Michigan businesses, faith and health organizations, including the Ecology Center, joined more than 150 groups from the Midwest in sending a letter to President Barack Obama supporting his directive to the U.S. Read More »