Media & Press

Aug 17, 2022

The spending bill will cut emissions, but marginalized groups feel they were sold out

Not everyone will feel the benefits of the new bill equally, analysts and advocates warn. People living in neighborhoods that are already dealing with a lot of pollution fear they will face more harm and climate risk, not less. And that could deepen existing environmental inequalities and lock in decades of unnecessary illness and suffering for people who are already marginalized.

The spending bill will cut emissions, but marginalized groups feel they were sold out

Aug 1, 2022

July/August Newsletter

July/August 2022 Newsletter

July/August Newsletter

Jul 15, 2022

MEJC Statement of Sen. Manchin's Opposition to Climate and Energy Investments In Reconciliation Package

In response to news reports that Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) would not support a reconciliation package with climate and energy investments, Juan Jhong-Chung, Climate Justice Director at Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, responded:

MEJC Statement of Sen. Manchin's Opposition to Climate and Energy Investments In Reconciliation Package

Jun 30, 2022

MEJC Statement on the SCOTUS WV v. EPA Ruling

With the nation still reeling from the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a right-wing supermajority in the Supreme Court has dealt yet another devastating blow to low-income communities and communities of color in our country.

MEJC Statement on the SCOTUS WV v. EPA Ruling

Jun 24, 2022

MEJC Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Dismantle Roe v. Wade

Today, a right-wing supermajority of Supreme Court justices – half of whom were appointed by a president who failed to win the popular vote – upended our constitutional right to safe and legal abortion. It’s a move that will bring our communities to new pain, struggle, grief, and the power of resistance.

MEJC Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Dismantle Roe v. Wade

Jun 12, 2022

MEJC applauds Rep. Tlaib and Rep. Dingell for their leadership on advocating for clean water investments in Michigan and around the country

Over the course of two days, Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) visited communities across Michigan alongside federal officials and community partners, including Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (MEJC) and People’s Waterboard Coalition, to highlight water issues in our state.

MEJC applauds Rep. Tlaib and Rep. Dingell for their leadership on advocating for clean water investments in Michigan and around the country

Jun 1, 2022

Input from those affected by environmental burdens must be incorporated into environmental justice tools

A key takeaway from the research is that meaningful input from those affected by environmental pollution needs to be at the center of the decision-making process and incorporated into environmental justice screening tools, which help identify communities disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards.

Input from those affected by environmental burdens must be incorporated into environmental justice tools

May 31, 2022

MEJC May 2022 Newsletter

MEJC's May 2022 in Review. Plus! Keep an eye out for our upcoming June events.

MEJC May 2022 Newsletter

May 18, 2022

Environmental Justice Leaders Sound Alarm About Dangerous Plastics Bill

Lansing, MI – Grassroots members of the Michigan Environmental Justice Caucus acted quickly last week to sound the alarm on Senate Bill 954, sponsored by Senator Aric Nesbitt, that would re-classify toxic plastic reprocessing technologies as “advanced recycling,” and exempt reprocessing facilities from health-protective regulations.

Environmental Justice Leaders Sound Alarm About Dangerous Plastics Bill

May 3, 2022

Detroit energy activists push to hold utilities accountable during power outages

Activists gathered last week to support a new package of bills to increase financial relief for customers during power outages and force more accountability from utilities.

Detroit energy activists push to hold utilities accountable during power outages

Apr 28, 2022

Community groups rally for automatic bill credits following power outages

The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, We The People, Detroit Action, Soulardarity and others rallied Wednesday in favor of legislation to ensure DTE customers get reimbursed for outages.

Community groups rally for automatic bill credits following power outages

Apr 27, 2022

VIDEO: April 27th DTE Rally

HUGE thank you to everyone who turned out to the Demand DTE Accountability rally. We are incredibly thankful to our partners, We the People, MI and Soulardarity, and our co-sponsors, CRAFT, Empower Michigan, Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, Detroit Action, and Avalon Village for making this happen.

VIDEO: April 27th DTE Rally

Apr 27, 2022

DTE Infographic

DTE Infographic

DTE Infographic

Apr 27, 2022

Michigan Can Transition to 100-Percent Renewable Energy by 2035, Save Lives, and Create Jobs

New research by the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition and Union of Concerned Scientists proves it: Michigan can transition to 100-percent renewable energy by 2035 and can do it by prioritizing investments in the communities most impacted.

Michigan Can Transition to 100-Percent Renewable Energy by 2035, Save Lives, and Create Jobs

Apr 26, 2022

MEJC April 2022 Newsletter

Holding DTE accountable, upcoming trainings, plus- we're hiring!

MEJC April 2022 Newsletter

Mar 31, 2022

MEJC March 2022 Newsletter

Introducing the MEJC Newsletter!

MEJC March 2022 Newsletter

Mar 17, 2022

Press Release: MEJC on UN’s IPCC Mitigation Report

Michigan, the United States, and the Entire World Must Transition Away From Fossil
Fuels and Reject False Solutions.

Press Release: MEJC on UN’s IPCC Mitigation Report

Mar 15, 2022

Press Release: 30 Organizations Call on EGLE, Council on Climate Solutions

DETROIT – Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition submitted comments on behalf of 30 organizational signatories and many individuals, calling for robust inclusion of frontline communities and solutions in the final MI Healthy Climate Plan.

Press Release: 30 Organizations Call on EGLE, Council on Climate Solutions

Mar 9, 2022

Detroit Indigenous Peoples Alliance respond to Detroit Police Department

On Friday, February 18 the Detroit Police Department broke up the ceremonial opening of our Waawiyataanong iskigamizigan, our Detroit Sugarbush, in Rouge Park.

Detroit Indigenous Peoples Alliance respond to Detroit Police Department

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