clean water action http://wemu.org en Mostly Positive Reaction to State of Union at Clean Water Action Viewing Party http://wemu.org/post/mostly-positive-reaction-state-union-clean-water-action-viewing-party <p>People concerned about climate change watching the State of the Union address at Arbor Brewing Company Tuesday night gave President Barack Obama generally positive reviews.&nbsp;</p><p>Clean Water Action hosted about 25 people at a viewing party.&nbsp;<iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132020292&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe>Eric Keller is an campaign organizer for the group.&nbsp; Keller says he likes the fact Obama outlined ways he will bypass congressional gridlock.&nbsp; He gave Obama high marks for re-affirming that the climate change debate is over and calling on reduction in carbon.</p><p>Eric Harrington however says he was disappointed.&nbsp; Of particular concern to him was Obama promoting natural gas.&nbsp; Harrington says overall Obama could have done a lot more to get us to the place we need to be going.</p><p>Veteran Jordan Paul Redwine missed the beginning of the speech but says he was particularly touched by Cory Remsburg being recognized at the end of the address.<br /><br />Obama also received applause for comments regarding unemployment insurance, a hike in minimum wage, health care, and supporting veterans.</p><p><em>— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.&nbsp;Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him&nbsp;<a href="mailto:aCluley@emich.edu">acluley@emich.edu</a>.</em><br /> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:59:05 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40803 at http://wemu.org Start Your Engines http://wemu.org/post/start-your-engines <p>David talks to Susan Harley, the Michigan Policy Director of Clean Water Action about cleaning up old diesel engines and making new ones more environmentally friendly this week.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:53:38 +0000 David Fair 16412 at http://wemu.org Start Your Engines