Media & Press
Feb 27, 2023
Detroit ‘Cop City’ rally held in solidarity with Atlanta environmental defenders
The march followed a rally with members of the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, Michigan Liberation, Detroit Will Breathe and several other social and environmental justice groups in a show of solidarity with protesters in the Atlanta area.
Nov 23, 2022
MPSC’s unprecedented ruling on DTE rate increase is a testament to community organizing
The ruling is a testament to organized community opposition. More than 850 people filed powerful comments in the rate case docket (U-20836), calling out DTE’s greedy profiteering, ruthless shutoff policies, and deteriorating service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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