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Debbie Dingell on Environment

 

 


The Great Lakes and fresh water are a precious resource

On a personal note, I grew up on the St. Clair River. Summers of boating, floating on the river in an inner tube, and the thrill of catching that big fish--be it perch, pickerel, bass or walleye--remain fresh in my memory. But the issue of protecting our fresh water supply is a serious one. The Great Lakes are a precious resource for our region and contain 20 percent of all freshwater on the planet. They face serious threats from invasive species, toxins, water diversion, wetland destruction, sewage overflows and Climate Change. I am committed to working with all communities to protect this valued asset of our region.
Source: 2014 MI House campaign website, DebbieDingellForCongress.com , Aug 5, 2014

Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts.

Dingell is endorsed by by the League of Conservation Voters

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is a national non-profit organization that works to turn environmental values into national priorities.

Source: 2014 LCV Action Fund Senate Endorsement website 14-LCV+ on Aug 11, 2014

Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public.

Dingell co-sponsored H.R.4470

Congressional Summary:

OnTheIssues Notes: This bill responds to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan. In April 2014, the city of Flint (with a large minority population) switched its drinking water supply from the Detroit-based system to a river-based system, to save the city money. In August 2014, residents began complaining about water discoloration and a bad taste and odor. The city of Flint insisted the water was safe, but by 2015, high levels of lead and other contaminants were found in the water. In Oct. 2015, Flint switched back to the Detroit water supply, using an emergency loan of $7 million from the state of Michigan; that switch should slowly clear up the contaminants. The issue was still volatile enough that a Republican primary debate was held in nearby Detroit on March 3, 2016, and a Democratic primary debate was held in Flint on March 6, 2016
Source: Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act 16-HR4470 on Feb 4, 2016

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