Recent News & Updates

GLACC Clean Diesel Project Update

GLACC’s Clean Diesel project with seven fleet partners in greater Lansing is three months out from completion and making great strides. This project is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local match dollars provided by project partners. Since...

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Be a Part of a Clean Transportation Future

You have an important opportunity today. Today, you can help our community and our nation achieve a new, clean transportation era – an era in which we are less reliant on oil; a secure and vibrant vehicle future powered by clean, domestic fuel sources. That’s the vision of Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities (GLACC)- and we need your help!

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Congratulations to the 2012 TCELA Winners!

On Wednesday, April 25, environmental stewards from all over the region gathered at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing for the 10th Annual Tri-County Environmental Leadership Award Ceremony. GLACC would like to congratulate this year’s nominees and winners for their accomplishments.

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GLACC takes on D.C.

Over the past few days I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with a group of over 150 people from all over the nation who share the belief that the U.S. must work towards creating cleaner, domestic transportation options and supporting infrastructure. The Energy Independence Summit hosted by Transportation Energy Partners in Washington D.C. gave GLACC, other Clean Cities coalitions, and stakeholders the opportunity to speak to policymakers about the support that is needed to drive change.

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President Obama’s Proposed 2013 FY Budget Cuts Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Increases DOE funds

President Obama recently released his budget for fiscal year 2013 which will provide $27.2 billion in discretionary funds for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Savings will be accrued by eliminating $4 billion in fossil fuel subsidies along with eliminating low priority programs.

The proposed 2013 FY budget will provide a 3.2% increase in funding from 2012. The DOE’s request for funding emphasizes investment in clean, sustainable energy and safely capturing our own energy resources while supporting science and innovation.

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Keystone XL Rejected by the Obama Administration

On January 19, 2012, the Obama administration rejected TransCanada’s proposed construction of the Keystone XL; a 1,700-mile pipeline that would bring approximately 700,000 barrels of oil from Canadian tar sands to the U.S. Golf Coast. Obama’s rejection was largely inspired by the “rushed and arbitrary” deadline to make a decision. Although the pipeline is currently halted, TransCanada will have the ability to reapply for a permit if the company develops an alternative route that does not cross over the Nebraska Sandhills, an ecologically sensitive habitat.

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