State of Michigan Archives: on Environment


Rick Snyder: Voluntary pollution prevention program for farmers

Snyder established a voluntary pollution prevention program that helps Michigan farmers maintain their economic viability while being environmentally responsible.

Our journey to the 'New Michigan' requires that government, industry and stakeholder groups work together toward common goals. Putting this program into statute secures its place as a model for addressing environmental challenges in a way that also allows our agriculture-based businesses to expand.

Source: Michigan 2011 gubernatorial press release, #252449 Mar 8, 2011

Rick Snyder: Protect natural resources; user fees contribute $3B/year

Michigan is blessed with an abundance of natural resources and we need to be a leader and innovator in protecting these resources. Recreational fishing, hunting and boating activities alone contribute more than $3 billion annually to our economy. We are separating the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) so we can better address these key priorities.
Source: Michigan 2011 gubernatorial press release, #248895 Jan 4, 2011

Debbie Stabenow: Authored ban on Great Lakes drilling

Q: What’s your position on the federal role in water quality?

STABENOW: I authored the first ban on Great Lakes drilling. You can’t live here and not love the Great Lakes. We have a serious set of issues on our hands -- we’re tackling a 10 year plan to protect endangered species.

BOUCHARD: Water diversion shouldn’t happen. We need to protect that. We don’t need a lot of money to protect against carp - only $20M. We need someone who will actually get something done to get results.

Source: 2006 Michigan Senate Debate in Grand Rapids Oct 15, 2006

Mike Bouchard: Water diversions shouldn’t happen

Q: What’s your position on the federal role in water quality?

STABENOW: I authored the first ban on Great Lakes drilling. You can’t live here and not love the Great Lakes. We have a serious set of issues on our hands -- we’re tackling a 10 year plan to protect endangered species.

BOUCHARD: Water diversion shouldn’t happen. We need to protect that. We don’t need a lot of money to protect against carp - only $20M. We need someone who will actually get something done to get results.

Source: 2006 Michigan Senate Debate in Grand Rapids Oct 15, 2006

John Engler: More investment of Natural Resources Trust Fund

Conserving Michigan’s land resources has also been a focus. In fact, during the past decade, more than 46,000 acres of land were acquired by the state and local governments for public use. Much of that land was paid for by the Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF). We will do even better if our State Treasurer is allowed the investment options for the NRTF approved for other state funds. I support this constitutional amendment to increase the return on investment and allow for additional conservation.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Michigan legislature Jan 31, 2001

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