Kate Madigan

Kate Madigan is director of the Michigan Climate Action Network and a Traverse City-based climate and energy specialist for the Michigan Environmental Council.

Articles

Opinion | Michigan has opportunity to take action against Line 5 pipeline

Opinion | Michigan has opportunity to take action against Line 5 pipeline

August 19, 2020 | Kate Madigan

If built, the pipeline would be a major contributor to global warming for up to 99 years— the permit period Enbridge requests. But scientists tell us we must eliminate climate emissions in a few decades, and cut carbon emissions in half within 10 years, this writer says.

Opinion | Michigan can, and should, be a leader in addressing climate change

Opinion | Michigan can, and should, be a leader in addressing climate change

February 20, 2019 | Kate Madigan

Michigan can’t throw up its hands and say it can’t make a difference in something as big as climate change. But we need to do our part.

Traverse City has pledged to fight climate change through renewable energy; can your city?

Traverse City has pledged to fight climate change through renewable energy; can your city?

April 28, 2017 | Kate Madigan

Waiting around for Washington to do something about a warming planet is a fool’s errand, so start locally.