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2004 Press Releases

A bipartisan group of top energy experts from industry, government, labor, academia, and environmental and consumer groups has released a consensus strategy that recommends providing consumer and manufacturer tax incentives to encourage...
Release Date: Dec 9th 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ecology Center released a report today documenting the health and environmental hazards posed by PVC (the “poison plastic”) during manufacturing, product use and disposal. Michigan ranks sixth...
Release Date: Dec 7th 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A healthful movement is emerging across the U.S., and around the world as well. It is called the Walk to School movement, and participants in 30 countries and all 50 states of the U.S. will be walking or biking to...
Release Date: Sep 29th 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KANSAS CITY, MO - As the first U.S.-made hybrid was unveiled, a coalition of environmental and labor leaders kicked-off the region-wide Green Machines Tour, bringing together labor, environmental organizations, and...
Release Date: Aug 4th 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In a meeting yesterday with Governor Jennifer Granholm, Lieutenant Governor John Cherry and Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Chester, residents of the dioxin-contaminated floodplain in mid-Michigan...
Release Date: Jun 22nd 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Residents living in the most contaminated regions of mid-Michigan called on the Governor to meet with them in response to recent attempts by some state representatives to weaken the state’s dioxin standard....
Release Date: Jun 7th 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING, MI — Yesterday, the House Appropriation Committee approved a budget for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) that eliminates the Hazardous Waste Management Division, reduces staffing...
Release Date: Jun 4th 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING — During a press conference today at the capitol, the Bigger Better Bottle Bill Coalition called for legislative action on the expansion of Michigan’s beverage container law, releasing survey...
Release Date: May 26th 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OAKLAND, CA — The phaseout of two widely used chemicals will not protect Americans from exposure to brominated fire retardants linked to brain and nerve damage, according to nationwide tests of house dust that...
Release Date: May 12th 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Many U.S. residents carry toxic pesticides in their bodies above government assessed “acceptable” levels, according to a report released today by Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN) and the...
Release Date: May 11th 2004