HEALTHY

POLLUTION FREE ENERGY

Work for Me DTE Campaign partnered with the M-LEEaD Center of the University of Michigan to do the first every Health Impact Analysis of the DTE Integrated Resource Plan-- the 15 year plan for Michigan's energy future. 

AFFORDABLE

ACCESSIBLE ENERGY

The MPSC reports that in the Fall of 2020, DTE Energy is performing 3000-4000 shutoffs/week. Energy costs across Michigan are ballooning as families struggle to pay. MEJC advocates for affordable rate structures, and a moratorium on shutoffs.

RENEWABLE

COMMUNITY-OWNED ENERGY

Community wealth is only generated when Michigan residents have access to capital to renovate our homes, and invest in community-based solar programs. Utility companies are created barriers to enter the market, and MEJC is advocating for more access to rooftop solar for all.

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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