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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 »

Dingell Leads Bill to Protect Endangered Species, Reverse Trump’s Changes That Will Add to Extinction Crisis

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WASHINGTON DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Natural Resources Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced the Protect America’s Wildlife and Fish in Need of Conversation Act of 2019. This legislation would repeal all three Trump administration final rule changes to the Endangered Species Act, which taken together will fundamentally change the way we protect thre... Read more »

Dingell Statement California’s Emissions Waiver Revoked

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration revoked California’s authority to set their own tougher emissions standards: “President Trump’s actions take us in the wrong direction for every key metric for this industry, accomplish absolutely nothing, and cause serious and detrimental harm to an industry that needs his sup... Read more »

Dingell Blasts Trump Administration’s Roll Back of Water Pollution Standards

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) condemned the Trump Administration finalized plans to roll back protections for wetlands and clean water: “Growing up on the river, I remember swimming in dirty water and not being able to eat the fish we caught. John Dingell drafted the Clean Water Act to protect public health and conserve natural areas for future generations. We must al... Read more »

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 »

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