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June 20th 2019

Michigan Public Service Commission Public Hearing: DTE's Integrated Resource Plan

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Wayne County Community College – Downtown Campus Frank Hayden Community Room 1001 W. Fort Street Detroit, Michigan 48226


Make Your Voice Heard!

Michigan Public Service Commission Public Hearing regarding DTE's proposed Integrated Resource Plan


Join concerned citizens to voice concerns and priorities regarding DTE's proposed IRP plan. Talking points and more details to follow. 

The public hearing in this matter will have two sessions. Participants can attend either of the scheduled sessions:


DATE: Thursday, June 20, 2019

TIME: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (session 1)

5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (session 2)

BEFORE: Administrative Law Judge Dennis W. Mack

LOCATION: Wayne County Community College – Downtown Campus Frank Hayden Community Room

1001 W. Fort Street

Detroit, Michigan 48226

PARTICIPATION: Any interested person may attend and participate. Statements should be no longer than five (5) minutes in duration in order to ensure that all interested persons have an opportunity to participate in the proceedings. The hearing site is accessible, including handicapped parking. Persons needing any accommodation to participate should contact the

Commission’s Executive Secretary at (517) 284-8090 in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance.

In addition, interested persons may send written comments to the Commission at: Executive Secretary, Michigan Public Service Commission, 7109 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, Michigan 48917, or by email to mpscedockets@michigan.gov.  A transcript of the public meeting will be filed in the docket for Case No. U-20471.


Download notice of public hearing here.


To learn more about the MPSC and DTE's IRP see documents under our RESOURCES tab.

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Mothers & Children

This month during the Year of Air Pollution & Health, the focus is on the unique threats to mothers and children due to air pollution. Children face special risks from air pollution because their lungs are still growing, they are often more active outdoors, and they inhale more air than adults on a body-weight basis. In fact, air pollution affects the development of children before they are even born, with the potential to have lasting consequences. 


Research has shown that pregnant women exposed to air pollution have an increased risk of preterm birth and having babies with lower birth weights. Protecting clean air is critical to protecting the lifelong health of moms and kids.


With more than 4 million premature deaths globally each year due to outdoor air pollution, and more than 141 million Americans still living in counties with unhealthy air, it's important to remind our friends and family that the fight for healthy air is not over. The good news is that we can all be part of the solution!

Events in June

The United Nations' World Environment Day will be celebrated on June 5, focused on the theme of air pollution:

  • the UN's World Environment Day promotes worldwide awareness and action on a key theme. This year's focus is air pollution!
  • The American Lung Association and 2019 Year of Air Pollution & Health partners are joining allies around the world who will be sharing messages about the importance of healthy air using the hashtag #BeatAirPollution

Find out more
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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and this month during the Year of Air Pollution & Health the focus is on how climate change impacts individuals with asthma and allergies. Worsening air quality and longer, more potent allergy seasons due to climate change threatens everyone's health, but those with asthma and allergies are at even greater risk. 


 

Events in May


  • May 23 at 4:30 p.m. ET: "Asthma & Climate Change: Tips All People with Asthma Should Know" webinar
    The American Lung Association is pleased to host an online learning opportunity for patients with asthma and their caregivers to learn more about outdoor air quality, climate change and the impacts on asthma. Register here


  • May 30: Webinar on the respiratory impacts of climate change for health professionals
    The American Lung Association is hosting a webinar specifically for public health and environmental health professionals on the wide range of respiratory health impacts of climate change, with important information to share with people in their communities. Please feel free to join this webinar to hear from experts on these impacts, which include: increased air pollution; longer, more intense pollen seasons; extreme weather; and the challenges of evacuation and relocation. Register here

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What Can You Do to Help Protect Healthy Air for All?


"State of the Air" 2019 shows that climate change is threatening our nation's progress toward achieving healthy air for all. We need national action to clean up power plants, oil and gas operations, and other sources of pollution to address climate change and reduce other emissions that threaten our health at the same time.


Please sign this State of the Air petition to Congress and the Administration urging them to take action on climate change. 

State of the air petition

October 18th, 2019

 

Michigan Asthma Educator Sharing Day

SAVE THE DATE!


Where:The MTG Space, 4039 Legacy Pkwy Lansing, MI 48911

When: October 18, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact:Tisa Vorce
More Info:517-335-9463, vorcet@michigan.gov
All asthma educators are welcome, RN/RT CEUs will be available.

Planned topics include:

  • Asthma Guidelines & Yardsticks
  • Obesity & Asthma
  • Devices & Disasters
  • Asthma Case Studies
  • Asthma & COPD
  • Tracking Asthma Ed Programs
  • Supplements for Asthma

Find out more here