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 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

How to Collaboratively Manage Michigan’s Federal Lands

Study shows the benefits for public and private land owners … more

Let Markets and Innovation Drive Energy Efficiency

It matters how we get there … more

Unreasonable Demands Stifle Real Environmental Progress

Proposed SAFE Vehicle Rule balances environment, technology, and economics … more

A Flip Of A Switch

Not all energy is there when you need it … more

Climate Lawsuits Expose Contradictory Government Policies

Climate Lawsuits Expose Contradictory Government Policies … more

Is One Subsidy Really Any Better?

Subsidies do have a destabilizing market influence … more

Like All Spending, Environmental Spending Needs a Plan and Oversight

Real estate development is not remediation … more

Lawmaker Blasts Utilities, Nearly Hits Donor Privacy Rights

Gary Glenn’s rhetoric veers off-course … more
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Michigan’s Convoluted Electricity System Leads to Strife and Strain

Legislature considers a deal for Hemlock Semiconductor and Consumers Energy … more

'Clear and Convincing Need' Bill Would Limit Overregulation

Proposed law would bring more Michigan rules in line with federal government … more