From 1990 until 1995, Michigan had the strongest “polluter pay” law in the country.
“During the 2018 election, water was consistently one of the top issues on voters’ minds. They came to the polls in record numbers and elected leaders who promised to champion our Great Lakes and environment,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director of Clean Water Action. “During lame duck, unaccountable lawmakers and corporate lobbyists worked hand in hand to gut protections to those same resources that Michigan voters overwhelmingly supported greater protection for in November. Our lame duck scorecard, really only tracks the worst of the worst – bills that aim to cause irreparable harm to our water, and subvert our democratic values,” continued Brady-Enerson.
LANSING, MI – Information recently obtained by MLive through Freedom of Information Act requests has revealed that the Department of Environmental Quality has known about the dangers of PFAS and its prevalence in Michigan for at least six years.