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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018:
“The budget is a statement of our values as a nation, and the blueprint President Trump released today is an egregious affront to the values I believe set this nation apart in the world.
DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and David Trott (MI-11) today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to expedite review of Enbridge’s work plan and inspection schedule for the Line 5 Pipeline that runs between the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan. The work plan lists numerous locations on the pipeline where the protective coating may be weakening or missing. EPA must approve the plan this spring in order for the inspections to move forward this year.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today sent a letter to Howard Mac McMillan, executive director of the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), asking that Spectra Energy’s request for a special permit to waive odorization requirements for the NEXUS pipeline be denied at this time. Odorizing natural gas makes it easier for citizens living in the vicinity of the pipeline to detect any leaks.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to conduct a preliminary assessment of the Gelman dioxane plume in Ann Arbor to determine whether it qualifies for federal Superfund cleanup.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) responded to U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell’s January 17th letter seeking answers about the water quality in many Downriver communities. Last week, Dingell’s office received reports of both people and their pets becoming ill after drinking water with discoloration, taste and odor issues. MDEQ Director C.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s directive to temporarily freeze all grant funding issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today sent a letter to Governor Rick Snyder and Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) CEO Sue F. McCormick regarding recent reports of odor, taste and discoloration issues in the tap water in many Downriver communities. Over the weekend, Dingell’s office received reports of both people and their pets becoming ill after drinking the discolored water. Dingell is seeking information about the source of the discoloration and steps that are being taken to ensure the water is safe.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Dave Trott (MI-11) introduced the Preserve Our Lakes and Keep our Environment Safe (LAKES) Act, which would require the Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) to terminate the operation of Enbridge’s Line 5 should a 12-month comprehensive study required by the legislation find the pipeline poses a significant risk.
WASHINGTON, DC – Recently elected to her second term serving Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) was appointed by her colleagues yesterday evening to serve on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C) in the 115th Congress. The influential E&C Committee has broad jurisdiction over issues including commerce and trade, energy policy, environmental quality, telecommunications, consumer protections, automotive safety and health care.