Newsletter Updates
Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Ban Glyphosate and Restore Local Plastic Bag Bans
Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 AM

Also on Earth Day, several Democratic lawmakers re-introduced legislation to address various environmental issues and concerns. The bills included:

  • SB 370, sponsored by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Oakland County), would ban the use of glyphosate (found in Roundup products) for residential lawns, flower beds, or ground cover beds. The bill would require retail signage and carry a penalty of a civil infraction of up to $100 for a first offense. Glyphosate is a widely-used and widely-studied herbicide, but plaintiffs attorneys have sought major civil damages for health claims they link to a WHO finding that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic.”
Michigan Reps. Upton and Dingell Lead Re-Introduction of PFAS Action Act; ACC Opposes “Misguided Approach”
Friday, April 16, 2021 12:00 AM

On Tuesday, the federal PFAS Action Act was re-introduced by two Michigan members of Congress, Republican Fred Upton and Democrat Debbie Dingell. The sweeping legislation is nearly identical to a version that passed the House last year by a 247-159 margin, but stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate and was threatened with a veto from the Trump White House.

MCC Provides Industry Perspective on Climate Efforts
Friday, April 16, 2021 12:00 AM

MCC Executive Director John Dulmes was recently featured in an article exploring how energy-intensive industries like chemical, steel, cement, and automotive manufacturing are working to reduce their carbon emissions. The article highlighted the ongoing efforts by the state of Michigan – led by EGLE - to develop a climate plan for economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2050, and touched on these key Michigan sectors.

Please click here for the article from the MSU Capital News Service

MIOSHA Extends Emergency COVID Rules for Another Six Months and Files Draft of Proposed Permanent Rules – Feedback Sought
Friday, April 16, 2021 12:00 AM

On Tuesday, April 13th, it was announced that the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration had extended the current emergency COVID-19 rules for another six month period, through October 14th. By law, the emergency COVID rules were set to expire this week, and could be only extended for an additional six months.

Please click here for the official MIOSHA extension certification

Notably, the rules were extended “as is” with no changes whatsoever.

MCC Testifies in Support of Recycling Legislation as Committee Passes Bills
Friday, March 26, 2021 12:00 AM

On Thursday, MCC Executive Director John Dulmes testified in support of a comprehensive, bipartisan legislative package to overhaul Michigan’s solid waste laws and improve recycling rates in the state.

Please click here for a video of the testimony (8 minutes).

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