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Dingell Blasts Trump Administration’s Roll Back of Water Pollution Standards

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) condemned the Trump Administration finalized plans to roll back protections for wetlands and clean water: “Growing up on the river, I remember swimming in dirty water and not being able to eat the fish we caught. John Dingell drafted the Clean Water Act to protect public health and conserve natural areas for future generations. We must al... Read more »

Dingell Hails Passage of Bills to Protect Coasts from Risky Offshore Drilling

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today hailed the House vote approving two bills that block new offshore drilling on the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines, as well as in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. The legislation comes after President Trump’s vow to open new leasing in vulnerable American waters, which his administration has pursued despite offshore drilling’s poor safety track ... Read more »

Dingell Continues Efforts to Address PFAS Contamination

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) joined the House Oversight and Reform Committee for a hearing on clean up and corporate accountability for PFAS contamination across the country. Video of Dingell’s questioning is available here. “It has been firmly established that PFAS is a health risk and is linked to liver disease, thyroid dysfunction and several forms of cancer,” said Dinge... Read more »

Dingell, Tlaib Reintroduce Legislation to Prevent Closure of EPA Labs in Michigan, Nationwide

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DEARBORN, MI – US Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) introduced legislation to prevent the closure of any US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional or program office and protect thousands of jobs across the country, including the EPA’s Large Lakes Research Station office on Grosse Ile. The Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence (REGION) Act... Read more »

Dingell on House Adopted PFAS Contamination Provisions Included in Strong Defense Authorization Bill Passage

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell released the following statement after the House passed the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which includes amendments by Dingell to address PFAS contamination: “Today, the House passed a bill that shows Democrats prioritize national security and supports the men and women of the military. “This bill the House passed includes a ... Read more »

Dingell, Fortenberry, Conservation & Sportsmen’s Leaders Lead Bipartisan Bill to Protect America’s Wildlife

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) reintroduced the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) with the support of conservation and sportsmen’s leaders. This bipartisan legislation would help promote and enhance our nation’s conservation efforts, and ensure the long-term health of fish and wildlife throughout the country. A live stream... Read more »

Dingell PFAS Amendments to be Debated in Defense Authorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that her amendments to address PFAS contamination will be debated as part of a bill to set defense policy for the next fiscal year: “To be clear, the House will address PFAS this week as we consider three of my amendments. Congress needs to act to address PFAS contamination wherever it exists and stop kicking the can down the road. If ... Read more »

House Accepted Dingell, Tlaib Measures to Prevent Closure of Grosse Ile EPA Office

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives accepted two measures by Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from closing the Large Lakes Research Station on Grosse Ile. In August of 2018, the EPA announced the station’s tentative time of closure would be during March of 2019. Dingell and Tlaib’s amendments prevent ... Read more »

Dingell Introduces Bill to Ban PFAS in Food Containers and Cookware

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced legislation to ban the use of toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) in food containers and cookware. Recent attention has focused on PFAS in ground water and the environment. The hazardous substance is frequently used to greaseproof, waterproof, and give nonstick properties to food containers, cookware, and consumer products. T... Read more »

Dingell: Action Urgently Needed to Address Threat of PFAS

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during a Congressional hearing on contamination and exposure to hazardous substances, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) pressed for urgent action to address toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFAS). Dingell leads numerous bipartisan bills to address the widespread public health and environmental threat caused by PFAS chemicals. Video of Dingell at Wednesday’s hearing is avai... Read more »

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