MISSION & HISTORY.
Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition convened in 2011 to attempt the implementation of the 2010 Environmental Justice Plan created by Gov. Granholm. Since that time Detroit water shutoffs and bankruptcy, the Flint Water Crisis, fast tracking of air pollution and mining permits, fracking, new and aging pipelines, catalyzed under Governor Snyder. In response MEJC began growing its network and membership. Every two years MEJC hosts the Environmental Justice Summit, has three research projects with University of Michigan, is doing on the ground community education, meeting with federal, state and local government to move the needle on EJ.
Vision: All vulnerable communities thrive in a clean, healthy, and safe environment now and through the uncertain climate future
Mission: The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (MEJC) works to achieve a clean, healthy, and safe environment for Michigan’s most vulnerable residents
Values: We work in alignment with the Principles of Environmental Justice. And seek to build relationships based on the Jemez Principles with frontline and fenceline communities across the state and beyond.
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