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Dingell: PFAS Contamination Will Spread Unless We Take Action Now

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Environmental Working Group released a report saying PFAS contamination of drinking water is far more prevalent than previously reported. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) – leader of major legislation to clean up PFAS contamination and establishing national drinking water standards for the toxic chemicals – said that we must take action now to address these forever c... Read more »

Dingell Statement on Michigan Joining Lawsuit Against PFAS Chemicals Manufacturers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement on Michigan joining a leading lawsuit against manufactures that produced and failed to clean up PFAS chemicals: “Michigan is ground zero for PFAS contamination. It is everywhere including our non-stick cookware, food containers, carpets, clothing, cosmetics, firefighting foam, and – most frighteningly – our drinkin... Read more »

Dingell and Pappas Introduce House Resolution to Defend Safeguards for Our Clean Water

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Chris Pappas (D-NH) led more than 75 of their colleagues in introducing a resolution calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain and strengthen Clean Water Act protections following the Administration’s relentless attack on the landmark law. Text of the Resolution is available here. The Trump administration has made e... Read more »

House Passes Dingell PFAS Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) that comprehensively addresses PFAS contamination in Michigan and across the country. “Let’s be very clear, PFAS is an urgent public health and environmental threat. And the number of contamination sites nationwide is growing at an alarming rate, including our military base... Read more »

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, the Congresswoman discussed the need for the Trump Administration to work with Congress to de-escalate tension with Iran and the House-passed bipartisan PFAS Action Act, to protect Americans from hazardous PFAS “forever chemicals.” Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Ad... Read more »

Dingell on Weakening of National Environmental Policy Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced significant rollbacks of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Dingell will soon be introducing a resolution opposing these changes. “For fifty years, the National Environmental Policy Act has been the bedrock of conservation law and preserved the environment,... Read more »

House to Vote on Dingell PFAS Bill This Week

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WASHINGTON, DC – This week the House of Representatives will vote on bipartisan legislation led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) that comprehensively addresses PFAS contamination in Michigan and across the country. “PFAS is a clear threat to human health and our environment. Experts believe 99 percent of Americans have some level of PFAS in their blood—and most don’t even know. These harmful... Read more »

Dingell Statement on Michigan Victories in Appropriations Agreement

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the House passed an Appropriations Package for Fiscal Year 2020 to fund the government through September 2020: “The House passed funding for critical programs that help hard-working men and women across Michigan and nationwide. Most importantly, this package keeps the government open through the rema... Read more »

Dingell, Tlaib Keep Pressing EPA on Closing Grosse Ile Station, Current Working Conditions

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) continued to express concerns about the closing of the Grosse Ile EPA station. After meeting with AFGE EPA employees recently, the lawmakers again expressed continued concerns with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) closure of the station on Grosse Ile, as well as the health and safety of EPA employees w... Read more »

Dingell Leads House Bill to Establish a National Climate Bank to Finance the Clean Economy Transition

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced legislation establishing a National Climate Bank to publicly finance and stimulate private investment in clean, renewable energy and emissions reduction projects. The National Climate Bank will use public capital to stimulate private investment in a range of projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the nation’... Read more »

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