Job Posting - MEC Director of Development

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We are seeking a dynamic, experienced professional to join our team as Director of Development. This position provides leadership for the creation and implementation of strategic fund development initiatives including: major and annual giving, direct mail, events, donor stewardship and recognition, and administration related to development.
View ArticleFeb 4, 2016
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Poll finds overwhelming public opposition to Great Lakes fish farming proposals

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Michigan residents overwhelmingly oppose proposals to allow commercial fish farming in the Great Lakes, poll results released Tuesday show. The EPIC-MRA poll found that nearly 7 in 10 Michiganders are against opening Michigan's Great Lakes waters to commercial net-pen aquaculture. The opposition cut across geographic, political and demographic lines and increased when participants learned more about the issue.
Read MoreFeb 2, 2016

Health advocates applaud Flint aid, urge continued investment

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Health advocates today applauded the Legislature's approval of $28 million in state aid for families impacted by the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, recognizing that the appropriation is only a down payment on what must be a continuing commitment of state resources for the city's recovery.
Read MoreJan 28, 2016

FWATF Finds MDEQ Primarily Responsible for Flint Water Crisis

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The Flint Water Advisory Task Force today released a letter sent to Governor Rick Snyder advising him of the Task Force’s finding that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is primarily responsible for failing to ensure safe drinking water in Flint and must be held accountable.
Read MoreDec 29, 2015

State should heed science panel's findings, keep fish farms out of Great Lakes

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State reports issued this week on proposals to farm fish in Michigan's public waters make it clear that commercial aquaculture has no place in the Great Lakes, environmental and conservation groups say. The reports were the product of workgroups assembled by the departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture and Rural Development to look into the scientific, environmental, economic and regulatory considerations regarding potential Great Lakes aquaculture.
Read MoreOct 30, 2015

DEQ once again failing to put public health first, advocates warn

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Changes to state regulation of toxic air emissions proposed today by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality would raise the risk of serious health impacts among Michigan families, particularly in vulnerable communities, public health advocates caution. The department today announced it is moving forward with a proposed administrative rule change requested by industry to deregulate 500 toxic chemicals which have been subject to oversight in the past.
Read MoreOct 26, 2015
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