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Dingell, Grijalva, Beyer Lead Opposition to Weaken Endangered Species Protections for the Greater Sage-Grouse

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Chairs of the Endangered Species Act Caucus – House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Don Beyer (D-VA) – led a letter with 59 Members of Congress to House Democratic leadership requesting that the final fiscal year 2021 spending bill remain free from riders weakening Endangered Species Act protections for the greater sa...

Great Lakes Task Force Urges Support for Great Lakes in Water Resources Development Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Bill Huizenga (R-MI) led a bipartisan letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging the Committee to include support for the Great Lakes in this year’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) as it moves to conference th...

Levin, Kildee, Dingell, Slotkin Demand Higher Safety Standards for PFAS in School Drinking Water

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) led a bipartisan letter with 33 of their House colleagues to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar demanding higher sta...

Dingell Urges Action to Clean-Up Arkema Property Along Detroit River

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WYANDOTTE, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) urged the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to make a decision and schedule clean-up for the Arkema property located along the Detroit River in Wyandotte and Riverview, Michigan. Chemical operations at the East Site ceased in 1985 and the West Site in 2008. In 1989, U.S. EPA and Arkema signed a Consent Order for RCRA Corrective Action...

Dingell, Michigan Democrats Call on EPA to Remove Union Bargaining Preconditions

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Dan Kildee (D-MI), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Andy Levin (D-MI), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), and Haley Stevens (D-MI) strongly called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to drop all preconditions outlined by management that would limit important workplace safety measures from being included in collective barga...

Dingell, Tlaib Kayak Detroit River to Highlight Public Lands & Waters Open to All

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BROWNSTOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MI – This weekend, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) kayaked the Detroit River during Michigan Trails Week and National Public Lands Day. The representatives launched from Lake Erie Metropark and emphasized the importance of public lands, especially during the pandemic. Photos of the representatives kayaking the river are availa...

House Passes Clean Energy Reform Bill with Dingell Priorities

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during Clean Energy Week, the House of Representatives passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act which makes long-overdue reforms to U.S. energy policy and authorizes major investments in the transition to a low-carbon future. Dingell included a number of provisions in the legislation including: Electrifying our transportation sector and advancing the development, pr...

REPS. KILDEE, DINGELL, TLAIB URGE CONGRESS TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR AMERICANS WITH HIGH WATER BILLS DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

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Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) Chief Deputy Whip of the Democratic Caucus, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) today sent a letter to congressional leaders urging that any legislative relief packages to contain the spread of the coronavirus must include relief for Americans facing high water bills and water shutoffs. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Cont...

Health Subcommittee Advances Dingell Provision to Rid PFAS Chemicals from Cosmetics

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee advanced a provision led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) that would require the Food and Drug Administration to prioritize the review of PFAS ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products. PFAS has been linked to very serious health diseases: kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid disease, high cholesterol and ulce...

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 ...

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