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Michigan Voter Guide - 2016

September 23, 2016

Learn more about the clean water champs Clean Water Action has endorsed in Election 2016.

BP lobbyist as head of MDEQ sends wrong message about agency’s commitment to clean energy

July 14, 2016

“The appointment of a former BP lobbyist to the DEQ is a slap in the face to Michigan residents and especially the people of Flint,” said Clay Carpenter, campaign organizer for Clean Water Action. “We need a leader who is committed to environmental stewardship and protecting our water instead of a lobbyist for a company with one of the worst records for pollution in the country.”

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DTE Energy

January 25, 2016

DTE Energy owns and operates four of the nine oldest coal plants in Michigan, including Trenton Channel and River Rouge.

Eckert Power Plant, Lansing

Lansing Board of Water & Light

January 25, 2016

The Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) owns and operates two of largest carbon emitters in Ingham Co – the Eckert coal plant and the Erickson coal plant.

Eckert Power Plant, Lansing

Retiring Michigan Coal

January 25, 2016

Michigan has a large, old fleet of coal fired power plants that mostly lacks the modern pollution controls required by existing and imminent federal environmental regulations.

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Michigan’s Energy Future

January 25, 2016

Michigan is in a unique position to maximize carbon reductions achieved through the renewable energy and energy efficiency building blocks. Strategies that fall within these building blocks include demand-side energy efficiency programs, renewable distributed generation, and smart grid enhancements.