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2010 Press Releases

LANSING---A Midwest Governors Association task force has recommended cleaner fuels and increased use of cleaner vehicles like the electric Chevy Volt to create jobs in Michigan and other Midwest states. The recommendations come in a...
Release Date: Dec 22nd 2010
ANN ARBOR---The Ecology Center, a Michigan-based nonprofit organization, today released the new test results on Christmas and Holiday lights at www.HealthyStuff.org. Researchers tested 68 common varieties of holiday lights for lead,...
Release Date: Dec 8th 2010
Yesterday the Michigan legislature took the first step toward protecting kids from a hazardous chemical found in reusable food and beverage containers (such as baby bottles and sippy cups) as well as baby food and infant formula cans. The...
Release Date: Nov 11th 2010
An oil company-­funded ad campaign in Michigan and other Midwest states is distorting the truth in order to keep Michigan addicted to imported oil.  The ads are part of a $1 million dollar effort to strong‐arm Senators Levin...
Release Date: Jul 23rd 2010
The Ecology Center applauds the Obama administration's support of U.S. advanced battery manufacturing initiatives, highlighted in the President's visit today to the groundbreaking of Compact Power's new lithium-ion battery assembly...
Release Date: Jul 23rd 2010
Ann Arbor, MI – Backed by a 25-foot inflatable rubber ducky that has been touring the country, Michigan parents as well as health and children’s advocates urged the Michigan Congressional delegation to take a leadership role in reforming...
Release Date: Jun 17th 2010
(Detroit, Michigan) - Eating common canned foods is exposing consumers to levels of bisphenol A (BPA) equal to levels shown to cause health problems in laboratory animals, according to a new study released today by the Michigan-based...
Release Date: May 18th 2010
Lansing, MI: Samples taken from two lawmaker offices, the Capitol and Boji Tower contained significant levels of the toxic flame retardant deca-BDE and lead, study results released today revealed.  The Michigan Network for...
Release Date: Apr 28th 2010
Prior to the expected release of major legislation this month, 60 Great Lakes groups sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to protect the Great Lakes region from the worst toxic chemicals as part of reforming our nation's chemical...
Release Date: Apr 2nd 2010
The Ecology Center applauds the final fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission rules announced by the Obama administration today.  The rules represent a first-ever joint rulemaking between the US Environmental Protection Agency...
Release Date: Apr 1st 2010