State of Michigan secondary Archives: on Environment
Don't regulate waters; do regulate sugar
As your member of Congress I will support the following priorities:
Source: 2016 MI House campaign website PaulMitchellforCongress.com
Nov 8, 2016
- Provide needed oversight to ensure the fair implementation of the Farm Bill.
- Support the continuation of the national sugar program which allows this vital industry to
continue at no cost to the American taxpayer.
- Oppose and repeal any efforts by the EPA to put in place the Waters of the United States regulatory overreach that would place onerous restrictions with little to no benefit for our nation's waters.
The Great Lakes and fresh water are a precious resource
On a personal note, I grew up on the St. Clair River. Summers of boating, floating on the river in an inner tube, and the thrill of catching that big fish--be it perch, pickerel, bass or walleye--remain fresh in my memory.
But the issue of protecting our fresh water supply is a serious one. The Great Lakes are a precious resource for our region and contain 20 percent of all freshwater on the planet.
They face serious threats from invasive species, toxins, water diversion, wetland destruction, sewage overflows and Climate Change.
I am committed to working with all communities to protect this valued asset of our region.
Source: 2014 MI House campaign website, DebbieDingellForCongress.com
Aug 5, 2014
Preserve open space; clean up contaminated sites
Whitmer supports the following principles regarding the environment.
Source: 2004 MI Congressional National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2004
- Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
- Use state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated,
unused, or abandoned.
- Support funding for open space preservation.
- Enact environmental regulations even if they are stricter than federal law.
- Prohibit the hunting of mourning doves in Michigan.
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