MEC boosts capacity at Capitol with new Deputy Policy Director Sean Hammond

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The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) has hired Sean Hammond to strengthen its team of policy experts at the state Capitol, the organization's president, Chris Kolb, announced today. As Deputy Policy Director, Hammond will help MEC build and maintain relationships with lawmakers, stay abreast of new bills and legislative committee activities, and keep the organization's member groups informed about developments at the Capitol.
Read MoreFeb 4, 2015
RELATED TOPICS: legislation

MEC lauds Snyder for protecting biodiversity with veto pen

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The Michigan Environmental Council today hailed Gov. Rick Snyder's veto of Senate Bill 78, a misguided piece of anti-science legislation that would have blocked state agencies from designating land to protect biological diversity.
Read MoreJan 15, 2015

MEC lays out policy priorities to move Michigan forward in new legislative term

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Michigan Environmental Council today released a proactive policy agenda outlining actions state leaders should take in the upcoming legislative cycle for a stronger economy, cleaner environment and higher quality of life in the Great Lake State. The list of policy priorities encompasses a broad range of issues, from protecting our water resources and iconic wild places to accelerating our state’s transition to a clean-energy economy, building a modern transportation system and ending lead poisoning in Michigan.
Read MoreDec 22, 2014

MEC applauds state leaders for comprehensive transportation funding solution

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The Michigan Environmental Council today cheered a plan from state leaders that, with approval from the full Legislature and voters, will begin to seriously address the state's deteriorating roads and bridges while providing important funding for public transportation.
Read MoreDec 18, 2014
RELATED TOPICS: transportation policy

Straits of Mackinac oil pipelines: Join our call for action from Gov. Snyder

News Updates
As part of the Oil & Water Don’t Mix campaign, MEC needs your help today to ramp up pressure on Gov. Snyder to keep oil out of the Great Lakes. Please add your name to our letter, and send an email to your friends or your organization’s members to encourage them to sign on.
View ArticleDec 12, 2014
RELATED TOPICS: water protection

MEC leads effort to build new scientific knowledge about Michigan’s coastal dunes

Michigan Environmental Report
Michigan is home to the world’s largest system of freshwater coastal dunes, and one segment—the Sleeping Bear Dunes—has earned a reputation as the most beautiful place in the country. And yet, important as they are to Michigan’s ecology, recreation economy and unique identity, some fundamental questions remain about the extent and future ecological integrity of our dunes.
View ArticleDec 2, 2014  •  Summer / Fall 2014 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: conservation, legislation
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