Great Lakes advocates slam Michigan plan to weaken ballast water standards

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On Wednesday, November 8, leading advocates for the Great Lakes and Michigan’s natural resources denounced an effort by Michigan legislators to lower the state’s standards for ballast water treatment against aquatic invasive species. The bill would be a significant step backward from the state’s long history of leadership in protecting the Great Lakes.
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Media Advisory: Loving our Dunes to Death?

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Join us for discussion with experts as they share their latest insights into our freshwater coastal dune system and learn more about how we can best balance conservation with enjoyment.
Read MoreNov 1, 2017

Clean energy advocates celebrate opening of Traverse City solar array

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Traverse City took a leap forward in meeting its ambitious goal of powering 100% of city operations with clean energy on Thursday, October 26 with the opening of the M-72 Solar Project.
Read MoreOct 26, 2017

Michigan Environmental Council applauds passage of e-bike legislation

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Today the State Legislature approved a three-bill package (HB 4781, 4782 and 4783) which creates a framework for the legal operation of electric-assist bicycles (e-bikes) in Michigan. Under the previous law, e-bikes were treated the same as a moped, requiring licensing and insurance.
Read MoreOct 19, 2017
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Michigan Environmental Council Statement: Senate acts to put public lands up for sale

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Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) Deputy Policy Director Sean Hammond issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s approval of SB 302 and 303 on Thursday, October 19: "We are disappointed that, once again, the Michigan Senate has passed bills that falsely presume that having an abundance of public land is a bad thing. These bills declare that any public land in Michigan is up for sale, all you have to do is ask."
Read MoreOct 19, 2017

State Legislature gives the green light to E-Bikes

Michigan Environmental Report
On Wednesday, October 11, the Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism committee approved legislation that creates a framework for the legal operation of electric-assist bicycles (e-bikes) in Michigan.
View ArticleOct 12, 2017  •  Fall 2017 - Michigan Environmental Report
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