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Michigan Environmental Report

Spring 2010

Vol. 28 Issue 2

An eternal optimist and unyielding advocate, Faye Alexander Nelson is turning Detroit’s riverfront from blight to spectacular blessing

The Michigan Environmental Council has awarded Detroit RiverFront Conservancy President Faye Alexander Nelson the state’s highest environmental award, the Helen and William Milliken Distinguished Service Award, for her work on the Detroit RiverWalk project. Detroit community activist Margaret Weber earned MEC’s award for grassroots work, the Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership.
View Article2010-05-30  •  Spring 2010 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: MEC Member Groups

Steadfast and sincere, Margaret Weber is the engine that keeps Zero Waste coalition moving toward curbside recycling in Detroit

Living in America’s largest city without curbside recycling, Margaret Weber just wanted to do her little part. That, she has.
View Article2010-05-29  •  Spring 2010 - Michigan Environmental Report

Oil spill outrage can be channeled into constructive rethinking of Michigan’s outdated oil-based transportation policies

More than 50,000 barrels of oil per day continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico as of this writing (the range of estimates run from a low of British Petroleum‘s 5,000 barrels per day to a high of 100,000 barrels per day). By any measure, it is destined to surpass the Exxon Valdez accident as the largest and worst oil spill in our nation’s history.
View Article2010-05-28  •  Spring 2010 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: transportation policy

Coal plant denial nixes $77/month rate hike, invites cleaner, cheaper energy options

Michigan residents and businesses will be spared astronomical rate increases after the denial of a permit for the Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative’s proposed new 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Rogers City.
View Article2010-05-27  •  Spring 2010 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: clean energy
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