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The following statement can be attributed to Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director, Clean Water Action:

“Governor Whitmer’s budget plan rightly focuses on helping Michigan families and communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and it goes further than that by suggesting real, concrete steps that can be taken to create jobs by rebuilding our water infrastructure, expanding EV infrastructure, and positioning our state to become a leader in the rising green economy. We call on Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Speaker Jason Wentworth to cast damaging and baseless conspiracy theories and harmful rhetoric aside and begin working with Governor Whitmer for the people of Michigan. Governor Whitmer has been the only adult in the room for long enough. We hope legislative leaders choose to join her.”


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 is Michigan’s largest grassroots conservation group with over 133,000 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