Protecting the Great Lakes State
On Earth Day, Clean Water Action partnered with State Representatives Sarah Roberts, Jeff Irwin, Gretchen Driskell and Tom Cochran to introduce a package of bills calling for more state protections from oil and gas pipelines throughout Michigan.
In this issue: Protect Pure Michigan, Michigan House Votes to Trash Michigan with Coal Ash, Bilking Taxpayers for "Pure" PR?, BWL's Eckert Coal Plant to Close, Fracking in Michigan: DEQ Rules Need Strengthening, Pet Coke Problems, Award Celebration Honors U.S. Rep. Dingell, DTE Energy's CEO Hides from Shareholders and Ratepayers, 30 Percent by 2030 for Clean Water-Clean Energy Jobs
Water defines, and is central, to Michigan’s economy. Major tourism, agriculture, and fishing industries depend on the health of rivers, lakes, and streams. The Great Lakes contain over 20% of the world’s usable fresh surface water . Unfortunately unmitigated coal ash pollution is a major threat to the health of the state’s water and economy.