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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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February 22, 2019 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) pressed Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on public health and safety after a recent emergency response identified a strong rotten odor originating from the Marathon Petroleum refinery’s coke-flare system in Detroit.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI — Below, please find a statement attributable to the Office of Congresswoman Debbie Dingell:

January 30, 2019 Press Release

TAYLOR, MIOn Monday, February 4, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), State Senator Erika Geiss, and State Representative Alex Garza will hold a town hall meeting to discuss issues that matter to the community and answer questions. Dingell regularly hosts town hall meetings alongside local officials. More dates and locations for 2019 will be announced.

January 30, 2019 Press Release

TRENTON, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) pressed Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to answer questions and reassure residents after a notice of violation found increased asbestos levels following demolitions at the former McLouth Steel Site in Trenton.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) was appointed to a seat on the House Natural Resources Committee for the 116th Congress.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) reacted to reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not set maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for PFAS.

January 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) reintroduced the Preserve Our Lakes and Keep our Environment Safe (LAKES) Act, which starts a comprehensive year-long economic and environmental study of Enbridge’s Line 5 oil and natural gas pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, and would require the pipeline’s permits be terminated if significant risks are revealed.

January 24, 2019 Press Release

TRENTON, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a notice of violation which found increased asbestos levels following demolitions at the former McLouth Steel Site in Trenton:

January 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) was appointed to a seat on the Health Subcommittee on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in the 116th Congress. She adds this subcommittee assignment to her other assignments on the Environment and Climate Change, Consumer Protection and Commerce, and Communications and Technology Subcommittees.

January 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Fred Upton (MI-6), and Dan Kildee (MI-5) introduced bipartisan legislation that designates all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances and allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up contaminated sites in Michigan and across the country.