Michigan LCV calls on lawmakers to stop assault on our water during final week of session

Michigan LCV calls on lawmakers to stop assault on our water during final week of session

Dangerous legislative proposals remain up for consideration as Legislature heads into last week of Lame Duck

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today renewed its call on state lawmakers to defend our water and end the legislative assault on Michigan’s Great Lakes, inland lakes, rivers, streams and drinking water.  Several bills that would have long-lasting impacts on Michigan’s water and natural resources are still pending in the last week of the Lame Duck session:

  • Senate Bill 1211, legislation that would eliminate protections for wetlands, including inland lakes, rivers and streams.
  • Senate Bill 1244, legislation that would weaken cleanup standards for toxic chemicals like PFAS.
  • House Bill 4205, legislation that would prevent state agencies from adopting standards that are tougher than current federal level standards.

“This last week of the Lame Duck session could have significant, long-lasting impacts on the future of our Great Lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands and drinking water,” said Lisa Wozniak, executive director of Michigan LCV. “A series of bills that would gut wetlands protections, weaken toxic chemical cleanup standards for PFAS and hamstring state government from enforcing strong clean air and water protections are poised to be voted on. We call on lawmakers and the governor to stand up for our water and reject these irresponsible and dangerous proposals.”


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

Contact: Nick Dodge, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications (517) 333-1606

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