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Enbridge denies own report noting Straits oil pipeline losing coating
Keith Matheny  , Detroit Free Press  10:06 p.m. ET Feb. 16, 2017 (Photo: National Wildlife Federation)  41 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Officials with Canadian oil transport corporation Enbridge on Thursday denied reports that the company's twin, underwater, 64-year-...

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Tell MDEQ to Deny Nestle's Water Withdrawal Expansion! - MI Chapter Update 2-19-17


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Sierra Club At the State Capitol - MI Chapter Update 2-5-17


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Sierra Club Announces State Legislative Priorities for 2017-2018
Michigan Chapter Legislative
Priorities for 2017-2018 Want to help us make these visions a reality? Take a minute to call your State Representative and State Senator - tell them which of our priorities you want them to work on. Expand Our Use
of Clean Energ...

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Tomorrow morning, MDEQ and EPA officials, along with public health experts and Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards will be meeting to "determine if Flint's water technically meets federal standards". Those directly impacted have not been invited to participate in the closed-door meeting in Chicago. Flint residents have been fighting for years now. Many still do not have access to clean, safe water. And, as we have seen time and again, they are being shut out of the conversation.

As social justice activists, we have our work cut out for us this year. It's more important than ever that we, the progressive community, stand together in the face of injustice. Our friends at Flint Rising have coordinated a number of events this week and have asked for our help promoting and turning folks out to them. Please see the note below from Flint Rising organizer, Melissa Mays:

Hello everyone!!
We can definitely use your help this week! As you know, the EPA, MDEQ, and Marc Edwards are holding a data summit in Chicago about our water. We are not allowed in and it is not live streamed. We're tired of being shut out so we have planned a series of actions around this, some of which are pop ups and we don't want to announce them. Everything is happening so quickly so here is the outline we have so far:

Tuesday: At the same time the meeting starts in Chicago (9:30 EST) we will be gathering at St. Michael's (609 E. 5th Ave., Flint) and marching downtown to protest being left out of these conversations, again. Link to FB event here.

Wednesday: The "big reveal" at the Northbank Center (432 N. Saginaw St) from 6-9 pm. We need actual Flint Residents to fill the room because we worry it will be mostly the State's "people" and supporters.

If you could help us get the word out about the march, that would be wonderful. We're scrambling to pull everything together as we are tired of getting ignored and run over. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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Gongwer Interview with MDEQ Director Heidi Grether
Gongwer:  Grether Focused On Morale, Regulation Updates 12/28/2016 New Environmental Quality  Director Heidi Grether  is not planning any wholesale changes to the department that has been a primary target for investigations into the Flint water crisis, but ...

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Clean Energy Emerges from Lame Duck! - MI Chapter Update 12-18-16


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Midwestern lawmakers green the grid, slightly
Midwestern lawmakers green the grid, slightly Benjamin Storrow , E&E News reporter Published: Monday, December 19, 2016 Midwestern state capitals buzzed with energy legislation in the dying days of 2016. In Illinois, legislators handed out $2.4 billion in s...

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Clean Energy Emerges from Lame Duck! - MI Chapter Update 12-18-16

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