Environmental Justice Plan for the State of Michigan
The Michigan Environmental Justice Plan draft was developed by the Environmental Justice Working Group and published for review on 12-16-2009. This was compiled at the behest of an executive order by the Governor of Michigan in 2007, and included stakeholders and members of academia. The EJ Working Group recommended many points that are echoed in all of these documents, including (1) Public Participation, (2) Integration into Department of Environmental Quality activities, (3) Disparate Impacts Assessment, (4) Interdepartmental Integration, (5) Petition Process, and (6) the Importance of the Role of Local Units of Government. Several of the current Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition members and member organizations were a part of the working group that prepared this plan.