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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…

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…

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…

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…

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