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Citizens urge Granholm to reject dirty coal amid public opposition, new report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Holtz Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 (517) 999-3646/(313) 300-4454 (cell) New study shows Michigan benefits all around from clean energy, energy efficiency as thousands oppose dirty coal projects Lansing – With 8,000 citizens opposing the development of new dirty coal plants in Michigan, citizens groups are calling on Gov. Jennifer Granholm…

Dillon Proposal: A Distraction Michigan Residents Can’t Afford National Health Care Reform Should Be Priority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, July 21, 2009 CONTACT: David Holtz (517) 999-3646 Dillon Proposal: A Distraction Michigan Residents Can’t Afford National Health Care Reform Should Be Priority LANSING – A citizens watchdog group today criticized a health care proposal for state workers unveiled last week by state Rep. Andy Dillon, saying the Democratic Speaker’s plan…

Online Campaign Targets ‘Say No’ Senate on Government Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, July 9, 2009 CONTACT: LEIGH FIFELSKI (517) 999-3646 Online Campaign Targets ‘Say No’ Senate on Government Reforms Web Push Urges Senate to End Delays on Fixing Michigan’s Broken Government LANSING – Progress Michigan today launched an online campaign targeting the Michigan Senate, urging it to end its months-long stonewalling on critical…

More Than 150 Michigan Scientists Urge Members of Congress to Support Climate Change Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: CATHY BACILE TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009 (517) 333-1606 Scientists’ letter: Cut CO2 pollution, protect Michigan’s future LANSING – More than 150 scientists, researchers and academics from across Michigan have signed a letter of support calling on Michigan’s U.S. representatives and senators to take action against climate change and support measures to…