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Dingell: Longer EPA Drags Out PFAS Drinking Water Standard, the More People are Being Poisoned

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first step to set a national drinking water standard for PFOA and PFOS as a part of their PFAS Action Plan: “The longer the EPA drags this process out, the more people will continue to be poisoned by these harmful forever chemicals. The action ... Read more »

House Introduces Resolution Opposing Rollbacks to National Environmental Policy Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) led the introduction of a resolution opposing changes proposed by the Trump Administration to make significant rollbacks to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The resolution is co-sponsored by House Committee on Natural Resources Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter ... Read more »

Dingell: EPA Lead and Cooper Rule Comes up Short, Meaningful Improvements Needed to Prevent Another Flint

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) called on Congress to act to prevent another lead drinking water crisis like what happened in Flint, Michigan. During a subcommittee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper rule proposal, Dingell called the EPA’s proposal insufficient to make meaningful improvements to replacing infrastructure in order to protect ... Read more »

Dingell Statement on Trump Administration Budget Proposal

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the President released a budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 that would drastically cut spending for Medicare, Medicaid, and other domestic programs. “The President’s proposed budget takes our country in the wrong direction. What he has proposed is a real threat to the health and economic security o... Read more »

Dingell Applauds House Increase of Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) applauded the House of Representatives for passing increased funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). As Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, Dingell worked to increase the funding which works to protect, restore, and maintain the Great Lakes eco-system. “The Great Lakes are not only a natural resource, but a way of l... Read more »

Dingell Bill to Ban PFAS in Food Containers & Cookware Receives Key Hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s health subcommittee held a hearing on Congresswoman Debbie Dingell's (D-MI) legislation to ban the use of toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) in food containers and cookware. “PFAS are toxic, forever chemicals that are everywhere – including food containers and non-stick cookware and countless other everyday products,” said Dingell. “Ju... Read more »

Dingell Recognizes Gov. Whitmer’s Strong Leadership to Tackle Challenges

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell issued the following statement after Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of the State address: “The challenges in our state remain, but under the leadership of Governor Whitmer we have the grit and determination to take action. Her State of the State speech recognized the challenges of providing strong, equitable education and skills tra... Read more »

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 »

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