This presentation addressing the Detroit Incinerator was presented by MCAF Michigan Field Manager, Wibke Heymach at a community meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2013: I am here today representing Moms Clean Air Force (MCAF). We are a non-profit bipartisan organization that seeks to protect the Clean Air Act. As an organization we have been present in Michigan for 18 months, […]
How you can help in Michigan
Our Michigan chapter is recruiting moms (and dads) to marshal support for EPA’s crucial clean air standards. Join the force today and we’ll let you know about ways to help.
Contact field manager Wibke Rebecca Bettina Heymach (Vee) at email@example.com to learn more or volunteer.
Here’s what we’re working on in Michigan:
Cleaner, healthier energy in Michigan
- We are proud partners of MI Energy MI Jobs, a coalition that focuses on clean and health energy sources to replace our outdated coal fired power plants that have been polluting our Michigan air for so long. In 2012 we worked with the coalition on Proposal 3, a ballot initiative that would have increased the renewable portfolio in Michigan to 25 percent by the year 2025. This year we have continued to work with the coalition on educating the public about the harms of our outdated coal fired power plants and what can be gained by higher renewable energy standards.
- We are a proud partner of the MI Air MI Health Coalition since its beginnings in April 2012. The coalition is committed to ensuring healthy air for Michigan communities by assessing the health effects of air quality and advocating for the development, implementation, and enforcement of policies to address these issues, recognizing that clean air contributes to a healthy economy.
Ensuring that hydraulic fracturing is done safely and is highly monitored in our state to avoid environmental and health related disasters
- We are a proud partner of the Great Michigan coalition. “Great Michigan” is both the program and the process for determining the top three priorities determined by the Michigan environmental community. The priorities are communicated to the Governor, State Legislators, Michigan voters, media, and donors. This coalition focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency, fracking and water protection.
Educating parents, grandparents, caretakers and teachers on the dangers of polluted air to children’s health
- We are proud partners of the Clean Air Coalition, the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health, the Clean Energy Network and the Green Skills Alliance.
Chemical Safety Improvement Act on the federal level, also known as the Lautenberg-Vitter bill
Michigan posts from our blog
The city’s devastating bankruptcy was all over the news on the day I arrived in Detroit last month. It was my first visit to this iconic American city, and I was bracing myself for a down-and-out kind of scene. But what I saw was much harder to accept. It wasn’t so much the abandoned houses, […]
This was written By Tiffany Esshaki for C & G News: Now that summer is in full, steamy swing, many around southeast Michigan are heading outside to enjoy some fun in the sun. But that seasonal heat so many of us enjoy could also pose a threat to people at risk of breathing difficulties. According […]
This was written by Vee Heymach: As the Michigan organizer for Moms Clean Air Force, I'd like to add this response to President Obama's historic climate change speech: “Michigan is home to too many outdated coal plants that threaten the health of our citizens, particularly our children, every day. President Obama and his administration are dedicated […]
When I was a college student, acid rain was a buzzword for pollution that fell from the sky. It was a topic we briefly touched on in Ecology class, accompanied by a warning — if things didn't change in our environment, the US would soon experience the adverse effects of acid rain. To be honest, […]
Western Herald, WMU to host round table discussion about climate change
The Macomb Daily, Lawmakers seek restrictions on ‘fracking’
Michigan Energy Energy Jobs, Health advocates call on utilities to come ‘clean’ on real costs of dirty coal
The Rapidian, Grand Rapids Moms Love the 25% BY 2025 Ballot Proposal
The Rapidian, Michigan to vote on Renewable Energy Standards
The Rapidian, Michigan senators support clean air for kids
- American Lung Association – Midland Lung
- Asthma Network of West Michigan
- Better Buildings of Michigan
- Children’s Environmental Health Initiative
- Clean Energy Now
- Clean Water Action
- Door to Door Organics
- Michigan Education Association
- Michigan League for Human Services
- Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs
- Michigan League of Conservation Voters
- Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health
- Michigan Nurses Association
- Michigan Air Michigan Health Coalition
- Public Health Services
- Sierra Club, Michigan
- West Michigan Environmental Action Council