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Groups to Snyder: Time To Lead on Clean Energy Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 Contact: Mitchell Rivard, 517-227-5233, mitchell@progressmichigan.org Ahead of PSC meeting, Snyder administration and utilities have chance to embrace clean energy economy, create jobs in Michigan LANSING – Clean energy advocacy and environmental groups today urged Gov. Rick Snyder to abandon his continued support for coal in Michigan in the…

News of Bay City Coal Plant Death Sparks Reaction

News from Clean Energy Now FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Friday, December 2, 2011  Contact: David Holtz, (313-300-4454)  Report:  Consumers Energy Said To Abandon Multi-Billion Dollar Project LANSING – Clean energy advocacy and environmental groups today welcomed the reported decision by Consumer Energy to forgo a proposed giant 830 megawatt coal plant near Bay City. “This is a tremendous victory…

Progress Michigan Calls on Legislature to Come Clean About Mackinac Center’s Influence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 Contact: David Holtz, (313) 300-4454 Lawmakers should honor transparency if group truly is not lobbying LANSING, MI – Progress Michigan called today on the state Legislature to release all emails and other communications between lawmakers and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, including those of a lobbying nature,…

State Legislators, Environmental Groups Join Together to Protect Michigan’s Waters From Fracking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News From Protect Michigan Waters From Fracking Campaign Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 Contact: Mitchell Rivard, 517-227-5233, mitchell@progressmichigan.org Package of bills introduced in state legislature would enact common-sense reforms for hydrofracking in Michigan GRAYLING – Michigan conservation groups and concerned citizens joined together today with Representative Mark Meadows (D-East Lansing) outside a Northern…

Koch Brothers Spending Millions on False TV Ads Attempting To Undermine Clean Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 Contact:  Mitchell Rivard, 517-227-5233, mitchell@progressmichigan.org Solar industry has created thousands of good-paying jobs in Michigan LANSING – Conservative, Big Oil billionaires Charles and David Koch are spending millions on a new television ad attempting to frame the failure of the Solyndra solar energy company as an election liability…

Environmental Groups Call for Public Comment on Dangers of Fracking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 22, 2011 Contact: Nic Clark, 517-203-0754 House Subcommittee has not allowed citizens to give input during hearings LANSING – While the Michigan House Natural Gas Subcommittee held a third public hearing today to discuss a dangerous natural-gas extraction process known as fracking, one thing was once again missing from the…

Incidents Cause Employees to Urge State to Halt Shortcuts at Veterans Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 CONTACT: David Holtz (517) 999-3646 or (313) 300-4454   Contracted caregivers responsible for resident’s broken neck, another’s hospitalization LANSING – Employees alarmed by deteriorating conditions at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans are calling on the state to halt the transfer of the veterans’ care to contracted workers like…

Citizens Tell Richardville to Rescind Teacher Threat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                CONTACT: Friday, September 9, 2011                                    David Holtz 313-300-4454 Senate Leader Criticized for Retaliating Against Teachers Who Disagree LANSING, MI—Progress Michigan today called on state Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville to rescind his reported retaliatory political threat against Michigan’s teachers and their constitutionally protected rights to participate in the…