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Dingell, State Reps & Senator Hear Community Concerns on PFAS

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YPSILANTI, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), State Representative Donna Lasinksi, Yousef Rabhi, Ronnie Peterson, and State Senator Jeff Irwin held a town hall event to discuss PFAS contamination and federal, state, and local efforts to clean up the hazardous substances and set one standard. The elected officials were joined by Brian Steglitz, city of Ann Arbor water treatment plant manage... Read more »

Dingell Statement on the Trump Administration’s Effort to Weaken the Endangered Species Acts

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“The Trump Administration’s effort to rollback protections under the Endangered Species Act is just wrong. The law is among the most effective ever passed. “Over 40 years ago, hunters and fishermen, Democrats and Republicans, understood we were losing species that were critical to maintaining the balance of our wildlife. That’s why they stepped up and passed the Endangered Species Act which has si... 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 »

Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge Good Faith Effort to Reach Agreement on Fuel Economy Standards

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Fred Upton (R-MI), Paul Tonko (D-NY) and John Shimkus (R-IL) strongly urged the US Department of Transportation, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources Board to return to good faith negotiating and work toward one national program for fuel economy to give auto makers the certainty they need in a fragil... Read more »

Dingell Announces $400,000 in EPA Brownfield Funding for Downriver Community Conference

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SOUTHGATE, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that the Downriver Community Conference (DCC) is receiving $400,000 in supplemental funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help clean up and redevelop Brownfield sites. The DCC is a proven leader in Brownfield remediation and has received more than $12.6 million in Brownfield funding since 2008. This supplemental a... Read more »

Dingell Presses for One National Fuel Economy Standard

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell strongly urged the Trump Administration to return to good faith negotiating to work toward one national fuel economy standard to give auto makers the certainty they need in a fragile industry while making continued reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. During a House Energy and Commerce Hearing on the Trump Administration’s rollback of fuel ec... 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 »

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