Pro-Environment

Effective: 2023-2024

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House bill 4826 eliminated the Environmental Rules Review Committee (ERRC) within the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). House bills 4824-4825 amend other Acts that reference the now-eliminated Environmental Rules Review Committee. The now-amended statute allowed appointed individuals to subvert the executive rule-making authority embodied in EGLE and inappropriately undermine the consensus of staff scientists and subject matter experts as an unnecessary and ineffective layer of checks and balances.

The ERRC was created to oversee all rulemaking designated under EGLE and had the authority to review draft rules and oversee the process. This oversight was a time-consuming process, which slowed the bureaucratic rulemaking process. The ERRC was made up of 12 members, including multiple representatives of industries regulated by EGLE: oil and gas, solid waste, and manufacturing. With only seven votes needed to amend or reject a rule, the ERRC empowered polluting industries to benefit from the environmental rule-making process by which they were supposed to be regulated.

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Votes

74 Pro-Environment
70 Anti-Environment
4 N/A
See How Your Lawmaker Voted
Name Party Affiliation Chamber District Lifetime Score Pro/Anti Environment
Peter Herzberg DEMOCRATIC House 25 n/a excused
Mai Xiong DEMOCRATIC House 13 n/a excused
Matt Bierlein REPUBLICAN House 97 15%
Jim DeSana REPUBLICAN House 29 8%
Josh Schriver REPUBLICAN House 66 8%
Michael Webber REPUBLICAN Senate 9 46%
Phil Skaggs DEMOCRATIC House 80 100%
Angela Rigas REPUBLICAN House 79 15%
Gina Johnsen REPUBLICAN House 78 15%
Emily Dievendorf DEMOCRATIC House 77 100%
Penelope Tsernoglou DEMOCRATIC House 75 100%
Brian BeGole REPUBLICAN House 71 31%
Jaz Martus DEMOCRATIC House 69 100%
Jaime Greene REPUBLICAN House 65 8%
Jay DeBoyer REPUBLICAN House 63 15%
Alicia St. Germaine REPUBLICAN House 62 8%
Denise Mentzer DEMOCRATIC House 61 100%
Joe Aragona REPUBLICAN House 60 15%
Sharon MacDonell DEMOCRATIC House 56 100%
Tom Kuhn REPUBLICAN House 57 17%
Donni Steele REPUBLICAN House 54 8%
Kristian Grant DEMOCRATIC House 82 100%
John Fitzgerald DEMOCRATIC House 83 100%
Nancy DeBoer REPUBLICAN House 86 23%
Sue Shink DEMOCRATIC Senate 14 100%
Kristen Rivet DEMOCRATIC Senate 35 100%
Jonathan Lindsey REPUBLICAN Senate 17 0%
Veronica Klinefelt DEMOCRATIC Senate 11 100%
Jenn Hill DEMOCRATIC House 109 100%
Dave Prestin REPUBLICAN House 108 23%
Neil Friske REPUBLICAN House 107 0%
Cam Cavitt REPUBLICAN House 106 15%
Betsy Coffia DEMOCRATIC House 103 100%
Joseph Fox REPUBLICAN House 101 15%
Tom Kunse REPUBLICAN House 100 15%
Mike Hoadley REPUBLICAN House 99 15%
Greg Alexander REPUBLICAN House 98 15%
Bill Schuette REPUBLICAN House 95 23%
Jerry Neyer REPUBLICAN House 92 23%
Will Snyder DEMOCRATIC House 87 100%
Jennifer Conlin DEMOCRATIC House 48 100%
Tyrone Carter DEMOCRATIC House 1 90%
Kevin Daley REPUBLICAN Senate 26 32%
Rosemary Bayer DEMOCRATIC Senate 13 100%
Nate Shannon DEMOCRATIC House 58 93%
Dayna Polehanki DEMOCRATIC Senate 5 96%
Matt Maddock REPUBLICAN House 51 21%
Ann Bollin REPUBLICAN House 49 38%
Phil Green REPUBLICAN House 67 51%
Luke Meerman REPUBLICAN House 89 31%
Brad Slagh REPUBLICAN House 85 38%
Rick Outman REPUBLICAN Senate 33 48%
Sarah Anthony DEMOCRATIC Senate 21 97%
Kara Hope DEMOCRATIC House 74 100%
Graham Filler REPUBLICAN House 93 45%
Jim Haadsma DEMOCRATIC House 44 90%
Aric Nesbitt REPUBLICAN Senate 20 36%
Brad Paquette REPUBLICAN House 37 31%
Angela Witwer DEMOCRATIC House 76 86%
Mallory McMorrow DEMOCRATIC Senate 8 100%
Mark Huizenga REPUBLICAN Senate 30 62%
John Cherry DEMOCRATIC Senate 27 86%
Matt Hall REPUBLICAN House 42 45%
Ed McBroom REPUBLICAN Senate 38 32%
Greg VanWoerkom REPUBLICAN House 88 38%
Laurie Pohutsky DEMOCRATIC House 17 100%
Sean McCann DEMOCRATIC Senate 19 96%
Pauline Wendzel REPUBLICAN House 39 41%
Jon Bumstead REPUBLICAN Senate 32 24%
Matt Koleszar DEMOCRATIC House 22 97%
Karen Whitsett DEMOCRATIC House 4 92%
Sarah Lightner REPUBLICAN House 45 41%
Brenda Carter DEMOCRATIC House 53 93%
Mike Mueller REPUBLICAN House 72 45%
Jeff Irwin DEMOCRATIC Senate 15 100%
Greg Markkanen REPUBLICAN House 110 36%
Julie Brixie DEMOCRATIC House 73 93%
Rachel Hood DEMOCRATIC House 81 97%
Paul Wojno DEMOCRATIC Senate 10 100%
Joe Tate DEMOCRATIC House 10 90%
Doug Wozniak REPUBLICAN House 59 43%
Ruth Johnson REPUBLICAN Senate 24 32%
Carrie Rheingans DEMOCRATIC House 47 100%
Jason Hoskins DEMOCRATIC House 18 100%
Noah Arbit DEMOCRATIC House 20 100%
Jason Morgan DEMOCRATIC House 23 100%
Jaime Churches DEMOCRATIC House 27 100%
Dylan Wegela DEMOCRATIC House 26 92%
Carol Glanville DEMOCRATIC House 84 100%
Mike Harris REPUBLICAN House 52 23%
Tullio Liberati DEMOCRATIC House 2 95%
Bob Bezotte REPUBLICAN House 50 41%
John Damoose REPUBLICAN Senate 37 45%
Erin Byrnes DEMOCRATIC House 15 100%
Donavan McKinney DEMOCRATIC House 14 100%
Kimberly Edwards DEMOCRATIC House 12 100%
Kathy Schmaltz REPUBLICAN House 46 23%
Rachelle Smit REPUBLICAN House 43 0%
Joey Andrews DEMOCRATIC House 38 100%
Jimmie Wilson DEMOCRATIC House 32 100%
Reggie Miller DEMOCRATIC House 31 100%
Will Bruck REPUBLICAN House 30 10% excused
Jamie Thompson REPUBLICAN House 28 27%
Alabas Farhat DEMOCRATIC House 3 100%
Natalie Price DEMOCRATIC House 5 100%
Mike McFall DEMOCRATIC House 8 100%
Veronica Paiz DEMOCRATIC House 11 100%
Ken Borton REPUBLICAN House 105 30%
Timmy Beson REPUBLICAN House 96 35%
Ranjeev Puri DEMOCRATIC House 24 100%
Mary Cavanagh DEMOCRATIC Senate 6 100%
Stephanie Young DEMOCRATIC House 16 95%
Helena Scott DEMOCRATIC House 7 95%
Abraham Aiyash DEMOCRATIC House 9 100%
Cynthia Neeley DEMOCRATIC House 70 91%
Regina Weiss DEMOCRATIC House 6 100%
Samantha Steckloff DEMOCRATIC House 19 95%
Kelly Breen DEMOCRATIC House 21 100%
Andrew Beeler REPUBLICAN House 64 20%
Bryan Posthumus REPUBLICAN House 90 30%
Pat Outman REPUBLICAN House 91 30%
Steve Carra REPUBLICAN House 36 5%
Andrew Fink REPUBLICAN House 35 20%
David Martin REPUBLICAN House 68 30%
Mark Tisdel REPUBLICAN House 55 30%
Amos O'Neal DEMOCRATIC House 94 95%
Christine Morse DEMOCRATIC House 40 100%
Julie Rogers DEMOCRATIC House 41 100%
Lana Theis REPUBLICAN Senate 22 24%
Felicia Brabec DEMOCRATIC House 33 100%
Curt VanderWall REPUBLICAN House 102 33%
J.R. Roth REPUBLICAN House 104 37%
Roger Victory REPUBLICAN Senate 31 32%
Sylvia Santana DEMOCRATIC Senate 2 100%
Jim Runestad REPUBLICAN Senate 23 24% excused
Jeremy Moss DEMOCRATIC Senate 7 100%
Dan Lauwers REPUBLICAN Senate 25 27%
Erika Geiss DEMOCRATIC Senate 1 100%
Roger Hauck REPUBLICAN Senate 34 34%
Winnie Brinks DEMOCRATIC Senate 29 100%
Kevin Hertel DEMOCRATIC Senate 12 89%
Michele Hoitenga REPUBLICAN Senate 36 30%
Joe Bellino REPUBLICAN Senate 16 37%
Thomas Albert REPUBLICAN Senate 18 32%
Dale Zorn REPUBLICAN House 34 42%
Sam Singh DEMOCRATIC Senate 28 100%
Stephanie Chang DEMOCRATIC Senate 3 100%
Darrin Camilleri DEMOCRATIC Senate 4 95%