In this issue: Michigan’s Water Infrastructure — Investing in Our Future; Line 5 Update; Clean Water Members Clean Up Lake St. Clair Metropark; Michigan Septic Systems; Welcome Clean Water Action's New Michigan Director; Another Coal Plant Bites the Dust!
US House Approves $170 million for Flint
In late September, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate voted in favor of $170 million investment in water infrastructure improvements, including replacement of lead service lines, in response to Flint’s water crisis.
Michigan is lucky to have long-time clean water champions like Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters along with Representatives John Conyers, Sander Levin, Dan Kildee, Debbie Dingell, and Brenda Lawrennce.
Michigan’s energy future is in jeopardy. The onset of the Federal Clean Power Plan means Gov. Snyder and the legislature will soon be forced to decide on how the state will reduce energy-related pollution.
Protecting the Great Lakes State
On Earth Day, Clean Water Action partnered with State Representatives Sarah Roberts, Jeff Irwin, Gretchen Driskell and Tom Cochran to introduce a package of bills calling for more state protections from oil and gas pipelines throughout Michigan.