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Michigan Environmental Report

Winter 2009

Vol. 27 Issue 1

Goliath, meet Rusty Gates

An undeveloped stretch of the Au Sable River—revered by fly fishermen and solitude seekers—will remain that way after a huge victory over oil and gas developers by MEC member groups Anglers of the Au Sable and the Sierra Club.
View Article2009-02-16  •  Winter 2009 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: water protection

New President Kolb takes charge at MEC

Chris Kolb assumed the presidency of the Michigan Environmental Council on Jan. 1, 2009.
View Article2009-02-15  •  Winter 2009 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: MEC Member Groups

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN: New ethic of stewardship opens the door for environmental and economic progress

With one month under my belt, what can I share with you in my first column? First, I want to publicly thank the Board for the opportunity to lead the Michigan Environmental Council. It is a great honor to be chosen president of such an outstanding organization.
View Article2009-02-15  •  Winter 2009 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: MEC Member Groups

Bell ringers! Environmental successes won in recent weeks

In each issue of the Michigan Environmental Report, we celebrate accomplishments by MEC and member groups.
View Article2009-02-14  •  Winter 2009 - Michigan Environmental Report

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation continues fight for water rights; Nestlé asks for court do-over

The legal battle of Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) v Nestlé has taken another turn.
View Article2009-02-15  •  Winter 2009 - Michigan Environmental Report

Clift: 2009 will see more work on key issues like energy, water, transit and phosphorus

Michigan Environmental Council Policy Director James Clift spoke with the Michigan Environmental Report recently about 2008’s victories, 2009 goals, and whether he sometimes wants to strangle people over at the State Capitol. Here’s what he had to say.
View Article2009-02-18  •  Winter 2009 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: legislation

Low-carbon fuels standard cited a 2009 legislative priority in Lansing

One of the Michigan Environmental Council's legislative priorities for 2009 is the adoption of a low-carbon fuels standard that will help diversify Michigan's economy, protect the environment and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels from other states and nations.
View Article2009-02-17  •  Winter 2009 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: climate change, renewable energy

‘Michigan’s Magnificent Birds’ is theme for state Audubon chapter’s 105th annual conference

“Michigan’s Magnificent Birds” is the theme for Michigan Audubon’s 105th annual conference March 6-7 at the Kellogg Center on Michigan State University’s campus.
View Article2009-02-15  •  Winter 2009 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: conservation, MEC Member Groups
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