Commentary: Distributed energy plays a critical role in Michigan’s carbon-neutral goal

A new presidential administration in 2021 will change the policy landscape for states that are working toward realizing ambitious carbon neutrality goals.
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Commission Orders Judge to Reconsider Exclusion of Climate Change in Enbridge Line 5 Case in Light of Gov. Whitmer’s Line 5 Shutdown Order

Reacting to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s order to shut down the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline, the Michigan Public Service Commission today ordered that Administrative Law Judge Dennis Mack re-hear…
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A Year for Climate Action in Michigan

2020 has been a year like no other. In the midst of the pandemic and the election that have dominated the news and our lives in so many…
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Michigan task force makeup suggests the future of transportation is still cars

Environmental and public transit advocates are dismayed by their exclusion from a new council charged with shaping a vision for “future mobility” in the state.
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Five Reasons the State Must Consider Climate in the Oil Tunnel Decision

By Margrethe Kearney and Kate Madigan - Enbridge is attempting to permit and build a tunnel under the Great Lakes to relocate its aging Line 5 oil and…
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Michigan can’t wait until 2050 to reach zero emissions, environmentalists say

A letter signed by representatives of 40 organizations says the state needs an accelerated timeline for phasing out carbon emissions.
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Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order Makes Michigan National Climate Leader

LANSING, MI—"With the stroke of her pen, Governor Whitmer’s climate executive order today makes Michigan a national leader on climate change, and marks a turning point in our…
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We no longer have the luxury of viewing climate change as belief

This piece by Kate Madigan, Director of Michigan Climate Action Network, ran as a guest commentary in Bridge. Do you believe in fireflies? Kind of a silly question,…
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Clean energy programs can help address some racial disparities, advocates say

Programs should recognize realities faced by Black Americans and other minorities, advocates add.
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MiCAN and ELPC Intervene to Oppose Enbridge Line 5 Tunnel

Environmental Groups File Petition to Intervene in front of Michigan Public Service Commission in Opposition to Enbridge’s Application to Build Line 5 Tunnel & Pipeline. Groups Assert Tunnel…
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