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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) today led 104 House Democrats in a letter to House Leadership urging the removal of harmful provisions attached to the final spending legislation for FY 18 that would weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, after being pressed by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) during a hearing of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt committed to keeping the doors of the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory open in Ann Arbor. The commitment comes after the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the EPA budget in 2018 would have forced the lab to shutter.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on Governor Snyder’s agreement with Enbridge requiring the company to take immediate action to improve environmental protection for the Great Lakes, including replacing a portion of Line 5 and shutting the pipeline down during periods of adverse weather.
DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after Enbridge announced previously unreported damage to the Line 5 pipeline.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today stood up for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workers in Michigan and across the country on “National Save the U.S. EPA Day.” The effort, led by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), comes as the EPA faces deep funding cuts from President Trump and the Republican Congress that could slash up to 25 percent of the agency’s workforce and endanger its ability to protect public health and the environment for decades to come.
DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) again called for a comprehensive study of the Enbridge Line 5 pipelines following reports that protective coating is missing in at least two areas, putting the integrity of the pipelines at risk.
ANN ARBOR, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and State Representatives Adam Zemke, Yousef Rabhi and Donna Lasinski held a town hall tonight in Ann Arbor to discuss the Gelman dioxane plume and next steps for the community. The Representatives were joined by Mitch Adelman and Kevin Lund from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to provide an update on remediation efforts, as well as Roger Rayle, chair of the Coalition for Action on Remediation of Dioxane (CARD).
DETROIT, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined Friends of the Detroit River, Michigan Sea Grant, and other project partners to celebrate the hard work and dedication of those who have helped shape a new future for the Detroit River. The restoration projects highlighted included a tour of Stony Island near Grosse Ile, where work is being done to counteract wetland loss on land that is critical to fish, waterfowl and migratory birds, and Belle Isle where nearly 300 acres of habitat have been restored.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell released the following statement after the Trump Administration released the Brandon Road Lock and Dam Study, which provides critical new information on options for implementing Asian carp control measures to protect the Great Lakes. Dingell and her colleagues have repeatedly urged the administration to release the study, which has been delayed since February 28, 2017.
DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) introduced legislation to prevent the closure of any Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional or program office and protect thousands of jobs across the country. Dingell introduced the Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence (REGION) Act following reports that President Trump’s budget request would gut EPA and force several offices to shutter, including the U.S.