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Dingell Statement on the Trump Administration’s Formal Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

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DEARBORN, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s formal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord: “President Trump’s decision to move forward with withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord is stunning, but not surprising. As the California fires rage, even the biggest climate deniers have to see that global climate... Read more »

Dingell, Young Introduce Legislation for Long-Term Reauthorization of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the nation’s largest conservation grant maker, through fiscal year 2024. As a Congressionally-chartered corporation, NFWF supplements federal conservation efforts through public-private partnerships and competitive grant programs ... Read more »

Dingell, Bipartisan Lawmakers Call on NDAA Conference Committee to Include Strong PFAS Cleanup Provisions in Defense Authorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell led a letter with 68 other bipartisan Members of Congress to Conference Committee members for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act urging them to include strong cleanup provisions that will safeguard the public and our environment from harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemical contamination. Signers of the letter m... Read more »

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act has Legislative hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held a legislative hearing on Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)’s Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). RAWA has broad 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 healt... Read more »

Dingell, Tlaib, McCollum, EPA Workers and AFGE Union Discuss Closure of Grosse Ile Station, Attacks on Employees’ Rights, Agency Mission

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) – Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment – met with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) affected by the recent closure of the Large Lakes Research Station office on Grosse Ile. The lawmakers and union mem... Read more »

Dingell: Since the Rouge River Fire We’ve Come a Long Way, But We Can’t Turn the Needle Back

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the Rouge River Fires: “50 years ago the Rouge River caught fire, catching the attention of our country. Filled with oil and other pollutants, the Rouge River became a symbol of over pollution and weak environmental protection. But this fire was a turning point, forcing our leader... Read more »

Dingell, Tlaib Kayak Rouge River to Highlight Environmental Clean Up of River

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Dingell, Tlaib Kayak Rouge River to Highlight Environmental Clean Up of River MELVINDALE, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) kayaked the Rouge River to highlight environmental cleanup of the river since it first caught fire 50 years ago. The kayaking began at the Melvindale Civic Arena and finished at Belanger Park. The representatives passed t... Read more »

Dingell, State Senator and Reps Hold Town Hall on Environmental Protection

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WYANDOTTE, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), State Senator Stephanie Chang, State Representative Cara Clemente, and State Representative Darrin Camilleri hosted a town hall discussion on efforts to clean up industrial pollution of the past across Downriver communities. The representatives were also jointed by State Senator Marshall Bullock. A link to the photos from the event can be found... Read more »

Dingell, U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announce May Date for Grand Opening of Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway and Visitor Center

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GROSSE ILE, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced that on May 9, 2020, there will be an event to mark the Grand Opening of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway and visitor center. The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is the first and only international refuge in North Amer... Read more »

Dingell’s Bipartisan Legislation to Address PFAS Contamination Clears Key Hurdle

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, bipartisan legislation to address PFAS contamination by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) cleared a key hurdle by passing the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “PFAS is a clear threat to human health and our environment,” said Dingell. “It’s critical we work together to address contamination. Our bipartisan bills lists... Read more »

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