Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center
Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; preserved open spaces; clean sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out — all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations. Our staff research the issues, educate the public, and win tangible results.
Investigating problems and crafting solutions.
Finding global warming solutions. Extreme weather events lead to loss of life and billions of dollars in economic damage. What’s more, scientists predict that global warming could increase the frequency of such events in the future. Our report, Global Warming and Extreme Weather, shined a light on what could become “the new normal” if we fail to avert the worst effects of global warming.
Educating the public and making our voices heard.
Stopping the Asian carp. With invasive Asian carp on Lake Michigan’s doorstep last summer, we brought attention to the issue and called on President Obama to radically change the federal response to the crisis. In response to our coalition’s request, President Obama appointed a “carp czar” to oversee and better coordinate federal action to control the invasive species.
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Environment Michigan Research & Policy Center gratefully accept bequests, beneficiary designations of IRAs and life insurance, and gifts of securities to support our work. Your gift will assure that we can continue to protect Michigan’s air, water and open spaces for future generations.