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2009 Press Releases

For Immediate Release LANSING, MI —The first national study of the toxic chemical “body burden” in health professionals found an array of hazardous chemicals in twenty doctors and nurses across the country, including...
Release Date: Oct 8th 2009
For Immediate Release DETROIT, MI — A blueprint for making robust investments in clean energy and energy efficiency — shaped jointly by utilities, environmental and farm groups, industry, labor unions, and state government...
Release Date: Oct 7th 2009
For Immediate Release ANN ARBOR, MI — A nonprofit environmental research organization released results today on over 900 common products tested for toxic chemicals including lead, cadmium, mercury, bromine, chlorine (PVC) and...
Release Date: Sep 16th 2009
For Immediate Release Ann Arbor, MI—By redirecting even a portion of the over $14 billion that leaves our economy each year to import petroleum products, Michigan could become a leader in developing and using sustainable homegrown...
Release Date: Sep 8th 2009
For Immediate Release Washington, DC—In a decision issued today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed its 2005 decision and accepted a petition from a dozen environmental and public health organizations to immediately...
Release Date: Aug 26th 2009
For Immediate Release DETROIT, MI – Today, environment groups expressed concern and dismay with the “new” General Motors (GM) claim that it’s not responsible for funding the recycling of mercury switches from its...
Release Date: Aug 13th 2009
For Immediate Release LANSING, MI – Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Executive Directive (2009-4), released today, reflects the unique consensus on Michigan energy policy reforms reached recently by a diverse group of leaders from...
Release Date: Jul 30th 2009
For Immediate Release Detroit, MI — During the mayoral campaign, Mayor Dave Bing stated that he supports an end to incineration of Detroit’s trash, “The City cannot sell what it burns,” in his support for the New...
Release Date: May 27th 2009
Midland, MI: Almost 30 percent of Dow’s voting shareholders voted to urge the company to report on progress to clean up a massive contamination site at Dow’s mid-Michigan global headquarters. This is the third year in a row...
Release Date: May 14th 2009
Lansing, MI: The state’s leading health, medical, health-affected, and environmental organizations as well as thousands of parents celebrated today’s House passage of the Children’s Safe Products Act (HB 4763-69) as a...
Release Date: May 13th 2009