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Dingell Joins Vice President Harris & Secretary Granholm in Ann Arbor to Highlight Climate Action

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today joined Vice President Kamala Harris and Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to highlight historic progress made by Democrats in Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration to combat the Climate Crisis. “Michigan is leading the nation in taking aggressive action to combat the Climate…

Dingell Statement on Battery Workforce Initiative Launch and Investments in Battery Manufacturing

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DEARBORN, Mich. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today applauded the launch of the Department of Energy (DOE) Battery Workforce Initiative, a public-private partnership that aims to lay the foundation for developing the modern American labor force necessary to sustain the growth of a domestic battery supply chain. In addition to the launch of the Battery Workforce Initiative, the…

Dingell Meets with EPA for Update on Gelman Plume

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Last week, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) spoke with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Debra Shore to receive a full status update on the Gelman Sciences’ dioxane plume and the process underway to consider it for inclusion on the National Priorities List (NPL).   The EPA concluded a round of testing and will use those…

Dingell Efforts Lead EPA to Designate PFAS Hazardous Substances

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Today, after a four-year effort led by Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will designate two of the most widely used and notoriously harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as “Superfund.” The designation…

Dingell Tours Key Environmental, Water Sites with EPA Regional Administrator Shore

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) yesterday toured several environmental sites across the 12th Congressional District in Downriver and Ann Arbor with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Debra Shore to highlight critical issues in the area and discuss concerns including contaminated water releases at BASF and other facilities, PFAS contamination, safe cleanup…

Dingell Calls on Congress to Eliminate PFAS From Food Packaging

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) led 77 of her colleagues in sending a letter to Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Kathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. As Congress considers the reauthorization of FDA user fee programs, the letter urges inclusion of a bipartisan Senate-passed amendment led by Senator Maggie…

Dingell Statement on Tribar Technologies Chemical Release into Huron River

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) issued the following statement regarding the status of the recent chemical release into the Huron River by Tribar Technologies. “The harmful release and spread of hexavalent chromium into the Huron River over the past week by Tribar Technologies is inexcusable and deeply disturbing. Authorities at every level are working around the clock to ensure…

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…

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…

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…

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