December 2014

Lame Duck 2014 News Roundup

Your resource on what happened in Michigan this Lame Duck and how it affects our land, air and water.

Anti-Biodiversity Plan Threatens Pure Michigan Way of Life

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today called Senate Bill 78 a short-sighted plan that ignores science and threatens the future of Michigan’s state forests, parks and public land.

Michigan LCV Applauds State Senate for Passing Plan to Increase Access to Energy Efficiency Improvements for Michigan Families

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today applauded the Michigan Senate for voting to make energy efficiency improvements for customers of municipal utilities more accessible. The Senate passed HB 5397, sponsored by Rep. Joe Haveman (R ­ - Holland), with strong bipartisan support.

Plan to Gut Biodiversity Protections Puts Michigan’s Outdoors On the Line

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) today called Senate Bill 78 a short-sighted plan that denies science and threatens the future of Michigan’s state forests, parks and public land.

House-passed hazardous waste plan is dangerous, irresponsible

Michigan League of Conservation Voters and Moms Clean Air Force today called House Bill 5205 a dangerous step backward for clean, renewable energy. The bill includes hazardous industrial waste, burning tires and railroad ties as forms of “renewable energy.”

Plan Classifying Burning Hazardous Waste, Tires as ‘Renewable Energy’ is Step Backward

Children’s health and environmental advocates today stood in opposition to House Bill 5205, calling it a step backward for clean, renewable energy

Senate Energy and Technology Committee Moves Forward Plan to Increase Access to Energy Efficiency Improvements

The Michigan Senate Energy and Technology Committee voted today to make energy efficiency improvements for customers of municipal utilities more accessible.