Environmental Policy Initiative

The Environmental Policy Initiative at the Mackinac Center seeks to answer two key questions. First, what unique geographical and environmental features does Michigan have that could contribute to improving the well-being of its residents. Second, how can the state maximize the value of those unique features to promote a balance of environmental health and economic vigor, and secure citizen access to Director of natural resources and the benefits they provide?

This work would not be possible without our generous donors. For information about the Mackinac Center and our benefits please visit our membership page.

Latest Articles

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Out, Out, Brief Candle!

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The Value of Pipelines (and Line 5) to Michigan

Testimony from the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board … more

HONEST Act – EPA Science and Transparency

This should be ‘science 101’ … more

Environmental Policy Initiative

Guiding Principles … more

Michigan Pays for Fudged Climate Data

Fake news, meet settled science … more

The Pruitt EPA Nomination

When worldviews clash … more

2016 Michigan Energy Roundup: Renewable Energy

Final post in a series analyzing changes to Michigan's utility laws … more

Clean Michigan Initiative Not the Only Remediation Fund

Other sources for environmental clean-up eliminate need for further debt … more

Protecting Electricity Choice

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