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  • EQUITABLE AND JUST CLIMATE PLATFORM

    MEJC joined EJ groups across the nation to scribe the Equitable and Just Climate Platform, a political framework to advance environmental justice in climate change policy. It seeks to build trust among EJ and national green groups, advance and share policy ideas. The platform includes water and energy, just transition and more...

    READ THE PLATFORM HERE

  • DEMANDS ON BIDEN in the FIRST #100DAYS

    Environmental Justice, a Just Recovery, Climate Equity Accountability, and Energy Democracy: all pieces of targeted policy that prioritizes protections, direct emissions reductions, economic benefits and more. MEJC joined DEMOS in setting out the course for strong executive actions.

    Read about it in Good Magazine

    Full Demos Platform here

  • GOV WHITMER'S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON CLIMATE

    MEJC worked together to pressure the Governor to include major justice provisions like Cumulative Impact, Health Impact Analysis, Emergency Response provisions, and Just Transition! The good news, we won! The bad, we have a long way to go. We are pushing back on false solutions like CCS, and nuclear which threatens BIPOC communities locally and globally.  Read the EO and Executive Directive on Climate

  • THRIVE AGENDA WASHINGTON DC

    The THRIVE Agenda presents a bold new vision to revive our economy while addressing these interlocking crises of climate change, racial injustice, public health, and economic inequity with a plan to create dignified jobs for millions of unemployed workers and support a better life for the millions more who remain vulnerable in this pivotal moment.

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Cumulative Impact Policy

is the first step to climate justice

cumulative impacts identify communities hit hardest by pollution-- those communities should be first in line for climate solutions.

In partnership with the University of Michigan School of Environment and Sustainability, and under the direction of Dr. Paul Mohai, MEJC released two-part research project that identified EJ Hotspot with the goal to implement the first cumulative impact study to be used in permit decisions, pollution planning, and resource distribution for the State of Michigan.

Part I: Assessing the State of Environmental Justice

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Part II: Environmental Justice Tools for the 21st Century 

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Carbon Capture Policy Brief

EJ Communities around the country are fighting against carbon capture,  a false solution being advanced by corporate polluters. Learn more about what they are and their implications for the health of Michiganders.

 

Read the brief here.

Energy Burden Study

In partnership with the University of Michigan and We Want Green Too! MEJC is conducting a study to assess the impacts of high energy costs on Michigan families. 

 

In February we complete 680 surveys discussing energy costs, health, and housing in Michigan. Results of the survey and the findings are due to be released in May 2021.

Cumulative Impact (CI) Assessment for Michigan

Researchers at the University of Michigan Zeuner, Major, Grier, used public data to identify those communities most impacted by pollution around Michigan. Cumulative Impact is the most important policy to help reduce environmental disparities in climate and energy policy.

Part I: Assessing the State of Environmental Justice

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Carbon Markets Policy Brief

EJ Communities around the country are fighting against Carbon Markets, a false solution being advanced by corporate polluters. Learn more about what they are and their implications for the health of Michiganders.

 

Read the brief here.

Health Impact Assessment

MEJC and University of Michigan researchers partner to tell how dirty energy impacts the lives of Detroit residents through the HIA of the DTE Energy's 15-yr energy plan.

Thanks to grassroots advocacy, in September of 2020, Governor Whitmer issued the Executive Directive 2020-10, ordering the MI Public Service Commission to consider health in energy decision making.

CI Part II: Tools for the 21st Century

Reviewing states that have implemented cumulative impact, and hurdles to those policies can be found in Tools for the 21st Century- Part II to the Michigan Cumulative Impact Study assessing institutional barriers to environmental justice.

Part II: Environmental Justice Tools for the 21st Century 

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