MEC statement: Senate panel approves anti-public land bills

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Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the Senate Natural Resources Committee's approval of Senate Bills 39 and 40: "We are disappointed that Senate leaders continue to operate from the false presumption that having an abundance of public land is a bad thing, when there is plenty of data to show that protected public land is a strong economic driver for Michigan and local communities.
Read MoreSep 21, 2016
RELATED TOPICS: conservation, land use, legislation

Three key questions in Michigan's energy debate

Michigan Environmental Report
The Senate Energy and Technology Committee continues to deliberate on a package of bills that lay out a misguided approach to Michigan’s energy future—one that would suspend Michigan’s transition to cleaner energy sources, lead to major rate increases for Michigan families and throw a wrench in economic development in our state.
View ArticleSep 7, 2016  •  Spring/Summer 2016 - Michigan Environmental Report

President's Column: Lessons learned from serving on the Flint Water Advisory Task Force

Michigan Environmental Report
Last October I received a phone call that would dramatically impact me professionally and personally. It was Gov. Rick Snyder’s office calling, asking me to serve as co-chair of the governor’s Flint Water Advisory Task Force. The task force’s charge was to determine what happened in Flint and why, and to provide recommendations on how to prevent this from ever happening again. The group would meet for five months, release three letters to the governor and issue a final report that contained 36 findings and 44 recommendations.
View ArticleSep 7, 2016  •  Spring/Summer 2016 - Michigan Environmental Report

MEC praises southeast Michigan leaders for giving voters a say on the future of regional transit

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Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb on Thursday issued the following statement praising southeast Michigan leaders for reaching an agreement that will allow voters to have their say on the Regional Transit Authority's plan for the four-county area's transportation future
Read MoreAug 4, 2016

Job Posting - Agriculture Policy Director

News Updates
The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) seeks an Agriculture Policy Director to lead MEC in building its new Sustainable Agriculture Program into a driving force for local, state and federal policy decisions that will support Michigan in growing a diverse abundance of food while promoting the long-term sustainability and well-being of our water, climate, and wildlife.
View ArticleAug 3, 2016
RELATED TOPICS: agriculture

MEC blasts southeast Michigan leaders for refusing to give voters a say on regional transit

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Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb on Thursday issued the following statement blasting elected leaders in southeast Michigan for standing in the way of major improvements to the region's transportation system and refusing to give voters a say on the Regional Transit Authority's master plan:
Read MoreJul 28, 2016
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