Leading Environmental Organizations Endorse Dana Nessel for Attorney General of Michigan

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

LANSING - Today, Clean Water Action and Sierra Club Michigan Chapter announced their endorsement of Dana Nessel for Attorney General of Michigan.

“For the past four years, Attorney General Nessel has been a consistent and tenacious champion fighting to protect our environment and hold polluters accountable," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. “From Enbridge Energy to 3M and Wolverine Worldwide, she has taken on some of the biggest polluters and most powerful industries in the world and has won important victories on behalf of Michigan residents and our Great Lakes.”

In her first term, Attorney General Nessel broke from the actions of most of her predecessors by intervening on behalf of ratepayers in multiple Michigan Public Service Commission cases. Her actions helped save Michigan families and other ratepayers over $200 million. She has also participated in multiple state and federal actions to protect our water resources and hold corporate polluters accountable. Notably, AG Nessel’s advocacy resulted in a $245 million settlement with NCR Corp. to cleanup their superfund site on the Kalamazoo River, and a $69.5 million settlement with Wolverine Worldwide to provide drinking water to families facing PFAS contamination in Kent County.

“From day one we have been able to count on Attorney General Nessel to fight for our environment and public health. She takes on tough and important cases, like the fight to shut down Line 5 - issues which less visionary elected officials would refuse to touch. We trust that she will continue to be a fighter for Michigan residents and the Great Lakes,” said Christy McGillivray, Political and Legislative Director for Sierra Club Michigan Chapter. “We are proud to endorse her campaign and look forward to continuing to work with her in her second term.”

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Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Clean Water Action has over 135,000 members across the state. Through direct advocacy and education we organize Michigan residents to protect the Great Lakes and our water resources. Learn more at www.cleanwateraction.org/mi

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 4 million members and supporters nationwide, and over 150,000 in Michigan. In addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and litigation. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org

 

Sean McBrearty, Clean Water Action
616-516-7758
Christy McGillivray, Sierra Club
808-726-5325
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