News From Rep. Roberts

Thursday, May 21, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) today applauded and thanked the Detroit City Council for passing Councilmember Raquel Castaneda-Lopez’s (District 6) resolution strongly opposing Canada’s plan to build a deep geologic repository (DGR) for nuclear waste close to Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. The council approved the resolution at their May 19 meeting.

“The Detroit City Council Members have shown tremendous leadership in our fight to stop this nuclear waste site that...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LANSING — Today, State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) are calling for public hearings on a package of bills recently introduced creating stronger safety and transparency measures for oil and gas pipelines throughout Michigan. The bills aim to enhance pipeline safety and increase protection for the people and natural resources of our state. 

On the other hand, Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) introduced House...

Thursday, May 7, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and state Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor) today condemned a Canadian panel’s approval of Ontario Power Generation's proposed underground nuclear waste repository in Ontario, Canada. The deep geologic repository would bury low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste less than a mile from Lake Huron's Canadian shore and only 440 yards below lake level.

“The Joint Review Panel concludes that the project is ‘not likely’ to cause any ‘significant’...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) today introduced House Resolution 66 urging Congress to oppose Ontario Power Generation's proposed underground nuclear waste repository in Ontario, Canada. The deep geologic repository would bury low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste less than a mile from Lake Huron's Canadian shore and only 440 yards below lake level. Rep. Roberts testified in Canada against the plan during the public hearing. She also sponsored resolutions against it in...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

LANSING – House Democrats today unanimously rejected an omnibus education budget that favors charter and cyber school students over kids attending traditional public schools while stripping funding from at-risk students who live in poverty.

“This budget takes a wrong turn when it comes to funding our schools. Some online cyber schools that have significantly less costs to operate are getting the maximum increase of $299 per student, while some traditional brick-and-mortar schools that educate 1.5...

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