News From Rep. Chang

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

“I am glad to see that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is holding Marathon Refinery in Detroit accountable for serious 2015 air pollution violations, but I believe that we need to demand more of this company. The incident that took place on May 9, 2015, resulted in Marathon emitting black smoke into the atmosphere for more than three hours, and violating the particulate matter emissions standard. Southwest Detroit, where the refinery is located,...

Friday, August 12, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has accepted an invitation from US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to serve on the agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee for a two-year term from July 15, 2016, through July 16, 2018. The committee provides advice and recommendations to the EPA administrator to help develop strong partnerships with local governments to deliver environmental services and programs.

“I am extremely honored to be appointed to this committee, and...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

LANSING — House Democrats are calling for immediate action on bills that would protect public safety and ensure that all Michiganders receive equal protection in our state. In the aftermath of the nation’s largest mass shooting, which targeted members of the LGBT community, Michigan can’t wait any longer to enact common-sense safety measures or to extend civil rights protections to people who are more likely to be targeted by hate crimes.

“People around the state...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LANSING — Members of the Detroit Caucus voiced concern today regarding the ongoing debate over the direction of Detroit Public Schools, citing the continued refusal to acknowledge Detroit voices as a key failure of the numerous bill packages offered to address issues in the school district. The most recent iteration — a package pushed through by the House Republicans during a late night session in May — has been widely criticized by governmental officials at...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

 “I am very glad that the state, through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, has finally submitted a plan to the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in Wayne County. This is particularly important for my district, House District 6, which has the dubious honor of being home to the ZIP code with the most polluted air in the state. This plan was due to the federal government in April 2015 to address...

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